The dummy is an object that reproduces a human being (partly or completely) with the right proportions.

It is used to expose garments, for which it reproduces the human figure entirely.

There are basically two types: the realistic one, produced with features, colours and details that imitate people and stylized ones, where colors and features do not respect reality.

Built with removable parts, in order to be dressed, and rotatable, in order to make them take different positions.

The showcase mannequin, as we know it today, finds a diffusion starting from the second half of the nineteenth century, in Paris, with the birth of the department stores.

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