Antique Stockman French Dress Form, Brevete S.D.G.D
Antique Stockman French Dress Form marked Brevete S.D.G.D. Early 20th century, has a few minor tears and dings but visually and structurally is in excellent condition. Great display piece. The form adjusts and stands 62" tall without being lifted.
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Some history on the Stockman forms, the originl dress form, from http://www.stockmanparis.com/history/
The Stockman’s dressmaker’s form has been created in 1867 by Frédéric Stockman, a young sculptor, disciple of Lavigne who invented the tailor’s dummies made from papier mâché.
Stockman decided to open his own company, a very small one at first, with the idea of providing dressmakers with forms in different standardized sizes. The company grew up step by step and settled 150 rue Legendre in the 17th arrondissement of Paris.
Since the beginning, the Stockman’s dressmaker’s form has been handcrafted from papier mâché. This recycled paper is applied on a mold. After cutting off the mold, the bust is stapled back together and sanded. Then the bust is padded and covered in fabric. At the end, the bust is imprinted with the Stockman logo and the size and shape references.