Unusual in the world of the mannequin, I do like a good game of chess to while away long hours posing in the window (sadly not many of my mannequin friends are endowed with the same intellectual qualities). I was most interested then, in the latest project by my dear friends at Proportion London, who have recently created a series of display figures an exhibition within The World Chess, Hall of Fame in St Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Produced by an international team of thought-makers, curators, fashion insiders, and chess players. The exhibition focuses on how story telling as well as various archetypes of the queen have constantly captured the imagination of innovative fashion designers.
The story of each persona – its powers, its weaknesses, its significance, its sacrifice – is told through examples of fashion, photography, film and artwork.