Moss Street Mannequin
Last year I posted images of a black velvet covered dress form on Pandora Street. I never thought I would be posting another series of pictures of vintage clothing on a mannequin on the streets of Victoria, but here you go. I could have asked for much better lighting than the lovely warm and bright sunlight that we had on Saturday, but I was not complaining as it was a great day, best of the year.
This totally outrageous mannequin is being used to advertise a sale of vintage stuff in a church hall across the street from the Moss Street Market. Someone with a good eye for grabbing one’s attention dressed it in a suitably vibrant colour to match the yellow skin. I spotted this display from the other side of the street and down a ways. How could one miss it?
Might this be from the 1980′s, with that wild sculpted hair, or could it be as early as the 60′s? I think it has a David Bowie feel to it, of the early 80′s variety. However, I have no good reference point to judge, and my internet searching skills are letting me down on this one. Perhaps someone will pipe up with an authoritative voice in the comments below. In any case, I like it in all its tacky cockiness.
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Canon 5dii, Nikkor-N 24mm f2.8 (pre-ai) lens, ISO 100, ca f8, various exposures.