Disabled Mannequins Because Nobody is Perfect.

If you’ve been paying attention while living in this versatile world, crammed with real people, then it should come as no huge surprise that the emaciated, plastic dummies that stand soullessly peering out of the store windows fail epically at their attempt to physically replicate our physical bodies as perfect because nobody is perfect. We bless the face of the earth with our differences, some thin, large, tall, short, with different skin tones and ethnicities. Some of us tatted, and pierced, smooth and freckled, and even scarred, but because the mannequins still fit a general idea that we’re used to, it doesn’t cause us to ponder or take a second look.. unless of course you’re me, on a day that I’m pms’ing, feeling highly bloated, and emotional and am trying to fight every urge within from going in and kicking the super small waist of the size 4 mannequin who can fit the sexy leather leggings I wanted buy but couldn’t.  But, what if there were real representations for all body types, including disabled mannequins?

Disabled mannequins because nobody is perfect.

In honor of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, held on December 3, 2013 Pro Infirmis, a Swiss charity organization for the disabled, curated an awe-inspired succession of disabled mannequins designed to mirror a group of five individuals under a project campaign titled “Who Is Perfect? Come Closer”. From beginning to end, Director Alain Gspone captures a heart-warming short film, highlighting the entire process as each of the models are carefully measured from head to toe, which would make sense, being that each of the fivedisabled mannequins were made ​​to scale as three-dimensional replicas of, these amazingly badass individuals such as Miss Handicap 2010 Jasmine Rechsteiner, radio host and film critic Alex Oberholzer, Swiss Paralympic athlete and seven gold medal winner Urs Kolly, blogger Nadja Schmid and German male actor Erwin Aljukić. 

Disabled mannequins because nobody is perfect. (Click Play to Watch The Video below) – by Pro Infirmis.

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