mommy, where do mannequins come from?

The Making of Lauren:
"I am Len Gifford. I work for a company called Rootstein making the original sculptures for display mannequins, like the ones you see in fashion shop windows."

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23 Responses:

  1. clintiskeen says:

    The best part is their heads/faces look nothing alike

    • jwz says:

      I dunno, I think they're pretty close (this one, this one.) People look funny when they're not made of meat.

    • gargargar says:

      You'd look pretty unrecognizable too if someone airbrushed three ounces of 80s-mod makeup onto your freshly-shaven head.

      • clintiskeen says:

        I'm on a getting LJ friends to win a bet type thing and I still think you are so fucking dumb I don't want your lj friendship.


  2. sister_bert says:

    "I help set the fascist beauty standards! Isn't that like, totally tubular?!"

    I like the second looks like an alien dissection lab.

    • jwz says:

      "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

      • injector says:


        tu·bu·lar adj.

        1. Of or relating to a tube.

        2. Constituting or consisting of tubes or a tube.

        3. Shaped like a tube.

        Sorry, I've just been dying to use the <dl>, <dd>, and <dd> triumvirate (and I got to throw a &middot; or two in there too).

  3. bikerwalla says:

    I thought this was going to be a porn story.

    and yet I clicked anyway. oh god.

  4. buz says:

    Geeez - I sure as hell wouldn't take 36 days to make her.

  5. zkzkz says:

    Actually the thing that I notice is that the already fairly skinny model wasn't anorexic enough for them; they had to make to make the mannequin even thinner. Watch out you don't cut yourself on the "tibia" there. And look at the freakishly long hand and fingers.

    • jwz says:

      "The only parts of a figure that are life cast are the hands and occasionally the feet."

      • zkzkz says:

        Hm, I was wondering if it wasn't just because the hands were closer to the camera.

      • fo0bar says:

        That quote is referring to "life cast", IE, throwing plaster on the model's various body parts. Compare:

        "The essential difference between mannequins and figurative sculpture is that they have to be precise in detail, be an exact likeness of the model, wear and look fantastic in the displayed clothes as the real fashion model does. Tolerances of 5mm in any direction are required. Get it wrong and the clothes would be ill fitting and look awful."

        • jwz says:

          Yes. So my point is, given that the hands are life-cast, if <lj user="zkzkz"> thinks the fingers are freakishly long on the mannequin, that's because they are on the girl too.

          • fo0bar says:

            Touchè. I thought your reply was to his "thinner manequin" part of the comment.

            But we're both right in our own respects. So that means I win.

  6. joel says:

    That Lauren sure is a doll.

  7. xxsomeemokidxx says:

    Yes it was clint, and how do you expect anyone in the world to not respond after being called ugly RIGHT TO THEIR FACE?

    I'm expecting you have some kind of non internet relationship with that poster

  8. mattiskra says:

    Whoa, when did mannequins start having nipples?