Professional use of Half Size Mannequins

Diminutive Dior

Diminutive Dior

In our never ending quest to bring you all things half size, here’s another visual treat for you. In this video clip the nice folks at Dior have reproduced a delightfully feminine dress called “Miss Dior” from their Spring/Summer haute couture collection of 1949. Less than four years since the end of the Second World War this kind of frothy, indulgent offering would have been a breath of fresh air after the restrictions and shortages endured during the conflict in Europe. At first you can see the full size dress on the mannequin before quickly being introduced to the diminutive “half size” mannequin. The seamstress is placing muslin fabric pieces to the mannequin...

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Couture in miniature

Couture in miniature

The team here at Half Size Mannequins wanted to share this amazing video with you as it illustrates how the professionals at Dior use half size mannequins in the workroom. They are showcasing a dress called “Mexique” from their Autumn/Winter collection of 1951 when Dior was at the vanguard of a fashion revolution, reproducing it in half size. We’ve already expounded the virtues of these little darlings on our website but this is so charming we couldn’t keep it to ourselves once we found it. It’s not too long so sit back, break out the popcorn and enjoy. The opening sequence shows a close up of gold sequins on fabric, moving to a velvet bow before pulling back to reveal...

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