Te gek project: 'Because Who Is Perfect? Get Closer ...'.
Van mensen met een ander lijf werden gelijkende paspoppen gemaakt. Dat op zich is al bijzonder, maar deze paspoppen werden vervolgens ook nog in de etalage gezet, in een winkel aan de Bahnhofstrasse, een hoofdstraat in Zurich. Dit werd gedaan door Pro Infirmis, een organisatie voor gehandicapten in Zwitserland.
Kijk hieronder naar de video van dit mooie proces. Want zeg nou zelf, wie is er perfect?
(It's no secret that the smooth, plastic bodies staring out of store
windows aren't true physical replicas of the people who stare back at
them. But there's no reason they can't be.
an organization for the disabled, created a series of mannequins based
on real people with physical disabilities, working with individuals like
Jasmine Rechsteiner, a Miss Handicap winner who has spine
malformations, and Erwin Aljukić, an actor with brittle bone disease.
The project's title? "Because Who Is Perfect? Get Closer."
The beautiful process was documented in a video (watch it above),
capturing the joy of the models seeing their own unique figures
recreated for the first time. But the best part of it all is that the
mannequins were actually placed in store windows today, filling the
shopfronts on Zurich's main downtown street, Bahnhofstrasse, in honor of
International Day of Persons with Disabilities today.
"Seeing it there for real is quite a shock," said one of the video
participants. And that's exactly the point. Raising awareness of those
with disabilities, specifically in the realm of fashion, is a
conversation that's already begun with groups such as Models of
Diversity, which aims to bring models of all shapes, sizes and colors to
the fashion runways and media.
Outspoken individuals like Kelly Knox, the winner of BBC's "Britain's Missing Top Model," and Angela Rockwood,
who returned to her modeling career with a Nordstrom campaign after
becoming a C4-5 quadriplegic, have also made their voices known.
Some stores have made concerted efforts to include body diversity, including those with disabilities, in their ads. Nordstrom has been doing so since 1991, while British department store Debenhams made headlines earlier this year with a Spring 2013 look book that featured a woman who was an amputee.
It's still an uphill battle to make the mannequins in our store
windows reflect the shoppers passing by. But "Because Who Is Perfect?
Get Closer" and the Swiss stores who participated prove that it can
definitely be done.)