What fake bodies say about real people
Long before the Met Gala, I was able to sneak into the Metropolitan Museum to get a peak of this year’s fashion exhibit. And this is what I saw:
No fashion show, or fashion display, is complete without mannequins. Lots and lots of mannequins. And these mannequins at the Met are actually famous mannequins that you see everywhere, in stores and shop windows everywhere.
The model is called Schläppi, and they’re made by the Italian mannequin manufacturer Bonaveri. Once you see this face, you’ll notice it everywhere.
This year, the Costume Institute is displaying an array of clothes by the designer Karl Lagerfeld. And those mannequins who are waiting to be dressed in Karl Lagerfeld clothes…[…]