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lay figure

an artist's jointed dummy, used in place of a live model, esp for studying effects of drapery

Lay Figure

 

a wooden doll with movable arms and legs used by artists for sketching clothing and various human poses.

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That would allow instructors to put female body features on existing male mannequins "for a much lower cost than buying a second mannequin that would be on the shelf," Alban said.
The fiberglass Chinese female mannequin could have been alive but it is missing both its arms and legs, so I guess not.
The result of six years of research and technological development, Euveka's female connected mannequin is a technological innovation designed to adapt as closely as possible to the curves and contours of the human body, according to age or morphotypes.
When boarding the Taoyuan Airport MRT, a Taiwanese person was astonished to encounter an empty car decorated with fake ice and snow and a Santa Claus mannequin sitting alone.
When that mannequin is an example of perfection, it reminds people who are vulnerable that they dont measure up, said UBC Sauder professor and study co-author Darren Dahl.
He looked behind him and observed all inmates sitting as if part of the mannequin challenge," Deputy Warden David Dueno wrote in an email obtained by (http://www.
It is the second year running Maja Kenney, 42, of Wrexham and her friend Alex Egan, 43, of Bradley near Malpas, Cheshire, have organised the Bonkers Bikini Walk, only this year men were invited to take part and it had the added element of a Mannequin Challenge finale.
But the "magnetic bodies" in this show are the plastic mannequins that can be seen in shop windows around Cairo.
Perhaps some of you have mannequins lying around in the loft?
Pals Tracey Sprigg, 45, and Anna Clark, 47, launched their new venture creating bespoke Christmas tree dresses, or "tresses", for mannequins in November and have already seen orders from across the UK.
Pucci joined his parents' mannequin business in the 70s, and succeeded in reinventing the product as an art form, breaking away from the skinny, white-plastic variety and experimenting with diverse poses, sizes, colors, and design details.