Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. But, until now, mannequins were of a particular kind of beauty: perceived perfection.
Constructed from raw materials, the bodies of mannequins are literally molded to both reflect and shape our ideal body image.
But what if beauty doesn’t mean perfect?
What if beauty – both our intellectual understanding of it and our physical construction of it – is about being unique?
Pro Infirmis, a European organization for the disabled, created a series of “disabled” mannequins (although we’re unsure if any mannequins are “abled”) modeled after real people with physical disabilities. The project, titled “Because Who Is Perfect? Get Closer,” is documented in the video below.