The bodies of most of the models H&M features on its website are computer-generated and "completely virtual," the company has admitted. H&M designs a body that can better display clothes made for humans than humans can, then "dresses" it by drawing on its clothes, and digitally pastes on the heads of real women in post-production. [...] Duly noted that H&M made one of the fake bodies black. You can't say that the fictional, Photoshopped, mismatched-head future of catalog modeling isn't racially diverse.
Today in the uncanny valley...
H&M Puts Real Model Heads On Fake Bodies
Tags: computers, corporations, robots, the future
One of the heads should be Weird Al.
Max Headroom Swimsuit Competition.
:s/Max Headroom/Maxine Legroom/
I immediately thought it should be Richard D. James.
After reading this, I am slightly saddened that these comments do not support upvoting.
My ex-wife in Finland has shopped at an H&M. She says their clothes are overpriced, cheaply-made crap, and they have virtually nothing in plus sizes. Just FYI.
So that's just like Abercrombie, Hollister, Aeropostale or Banana Republic then?
Those are some lonnng arms....
Yeah, it's a pretty good job except for the right arms.
Even fantasies are becoming fantasies. How disappointing.
This seemed a lot less weird to me after it occurred to me that store manikins are basically the same thing. (And frequently dismembered or decapitated as well.)