Mannequins are hardly silent players in the stories their garments tell. The silhouettes we adopt are determined by everything from shifting trends in fashion, to what looks and feels good. Master dresser Tae Smith describes the factors that go into choosing and dressing mannequins, and the resulting story they tell.
FASHION AS DESIGN is a new course by MoMA that explores a selection of garments from around the world—ranging from Kente cloth to jeans to 3D-printed dresses. Each week will begin with a conversation between the course instructors—Paola Antonelli, Michelle Fisher, and Stephanie Kramer—that introduces the themes, items, and questions that we will explore. Sign-up: http://mo.ma/fashionasdesign
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