Manikins rarely really represent the people that are going to wear the clothes that are on them. They are pretty much giant Barbie Dolls with proportions that would cause them to topple over if they were real. Or, on the other hand, they can be faceless, androgynous dolls. But we get suckered in, and they work.
Today, I saw some more down to Earth manikins. Manikins that give you a real idea of what the clothes will look like on the average Joe. In fact, I think that they would be perfect for Australia. I’m pretty sure they modelled some of the manikins on some friends of mine. ..
I particularly love that they went for absolute realism with the open fly and bulging beer belly on the first manikin. Yet, he still has the Zoolander pout happening.