Wednesday, 1 August 2012


The first fashion mannequins, made of papier-mâché, were made in France in the mid-19th century.

Mannequins were later made of wax to produce a more lifelike appearance. In the 1920s, wax was supplanted by a more durable composite made with plaster.

Some modern mannequins are made of molded plastic. Mannequins are used extensively for the display of clothing in stores and in shop windows, and as decoration.

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