17 Mar 2013

Mannequins

From Arts on Sunday, 1:40 pm on 17 March 2013

A story that will get you looking at mannequins in a whole new light. One of the main producers of high-end mannequins for the past 75 years, Purfex, has closed down its Avondale factory and moving to new digs. It's as good a reason as any to mark mannequins' contribution to fashion and art - and in Auckland over the next few weeks there will be, fittingly, window displays as well as a photographic exhibition at Lopdell Gallery. We chat to mannequin maker Glen Wilkin Holland and Doris de Pont from the New Zealand Fashion Museum.