Dressmaker’s Dummy

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Dressmaker's Dummy - calico, kapok stuffing, polystyrene.
Materials: calico, kapok stuffing, polystyrene.

Dressmaker’s dummy addresses the preoccupation women have with our body size and shape, conforming to social norms through standardised dress sizes. We readily slip into acceptance of these standards then we question and modify our own bodies (with ‘shape-wear’, diets etc.) when we find it doesn’t conform to current ever-changing fashion trends.

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