These Mannequins Will Transform Your Idea Of Beauty - Must Watch Video


A department store in Zurich, Switzerland has some eye-opening surprises for the attentive window shoppers this holiday season.
Disabled mannequins will be eliciting astonished looks from passers-by on Zurich's Bahnhofstrasse today. Between the perfect mannequins, there will be figures with scoliosis or brittle bone disease modelling the latest fashions. One will have shortened limbs; the other a malformed spine. The campaign has been devised for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by Pro Infirmis, an organisation for the disabled. Entitled "Because who is perfect? Get closer.", it is designed to provoke reflection on the acceptance of people with disabilities. Director Alain Gsponer has captured the campaign as a short film.
The figures are life-sized, three-dimensional representations of Miss Handicap 2010, Jasmin Rechsteiner, radio presenter and film critic Alex Oberholzer, track and field athlete Urs Kolly, blogger Nadja Schmid and actor Erwin Aljukic.
"We often go chasing after ideals instead of accepting life in all its diversity. Pro Infirmis strives especially for the acceptance of disability and the inclusion of people with disabilities," says Mark Zumb├╝hl, a member of the Pro Infirmis Executive Board, in describing the campaign.

Pro Infirmis, an advocacy and assistance group for people with disabilities, partnered with a few artists to draw attention to the standards of beauty store mannequins give us. Because, really, who is perfect? Check out the beautiful video below as people always told their body isn’t good enough behold their bodies as beautiful, perhaps for the first time.


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