In The Beginning…
Long before the “assumingly perfect” acrylic mannequins hit the scene, there were Dress Forms. Created in the 1800’s almost every piece of style history was crafted in the formation of one of these shapely models.
Dress forms are there from the moment the first stick pins hold the fabric in position until a garment is ready to be unveiled in all its splendor in a shop window. There is something timeless and elegant about a dress being presented on a form. The fabrics take shape and have a life of their own.
As a collector and appreciator of vintage fashion I suggest investing in one of these beautiful pieces of art. My favorite and personal choice is the Wolf Form. It has truly stood through the test of time, and continues to be the greatest supporter of vintage fashion.