United States of Mannequins: a view into shop windows through the 1980s
“Plastic Girls” episode 2. United States 1982-1988
This is the second part of “Plastic Girls,” a forty-year project by the Italian photographer Roberto Bigano documenting mannequins. All the pictures were taken in the United States from 1982 to 1988, mainly with a 4×5 view camera capable of delivering an incredible amount of details comparable to today’s high-end digital cameras. Read the first episode.
These photographs are part of “A Big Country,” another Roberto Bigano’s project on the “True & False” in the United States, that we will publish soon.
August 1985. Shop Window. Beverly Hills, California.
August 1985. Beverly Hills, California.
August 1988, Rockland, Maine. Senter & Crunes Dept. Store.
August 1988 New York City. Bravo Calvin Klein! Lord & Taylor applauds American Design.
August 1988, Beverly Hills, California. Altman’s Dept. Store
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This is the third episode part of “Plastic Girls,” a forty-year project by the Italian photographer Roberto Bigano documenting mannequins. All the pictures were taken in Spain from 1980 and 1997, with 35mm cameras.
Roberto Bigano have been shooting “Plastic Girls” for over forty years. Mannequins tell a lot about the culture of a country and the evolution of fashion and style. This post is the first of a series and features photographs taken from 1978 to 1980.
About Roberto Bigano
All the pictures on this page are by Roberto Bigano, an Italian photographer with 35 books to his credit. He developed special skills in digital and high-resolution photography and taught photography at international workshops and conferences.
Read all Roberto's stories on this site.
About Roberto Bigano.
Browse or Buy his pictures as hi-res files in the Roberto Bigano Archive.
Browse or Buy his Fine-Art Prints
Dedicated pages on his works on Ikonographia: Bugatti Automobili, Bburago, "Plastic Girls" (Mannequins), Sardinia Artistic Bread.