In the early 20th century models were referred to as “mannequins”, derived from French and initially a reference to the wickerwork dummies used to display garments in the dressmaker’s workshop. Since then, the world of modeling has completely transformed from being in intimate settings like Coco Chanel’s living room to extravagant events at Lincoln Center.
In an effort to show the metamorphose of modeling, the Musée Galliera in Paris will host “Mannequin — le corps de la mode” (“Model — the body of fashion” in English) curated by Sylvie Lécallier.
According to WWD, the exhibit opens on Feb. 1 through May 19, 2013 at Les Docks — a new design and cultural center on the eastern fringes of Paris. The show will feature almost 120 images of fashion models from videos and magazines, combined with actual mannequins. True modeling stans should visit to see original images of models from renowned photographers like Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, Nick Knight and Corinne Day.