The photos by Tim Bradford (left) and Mandy Lynne (right) feel so melancholy. These images make me want to rescue these dressforms and take them to a loving home. Oh wait, hundreds of antique enthusiasts already pay handsomely to do just that! Antique dressforms can easily cost as much as $700 - $1200 US.
Lori Miller Vintage Design is offering a series of greeting cards (shown at left) for sale on their website. Dressforms as art have also been translated into commercial photography by the creative textile artist behind the 'Love Stitching Red' blog. Here, the forms take on a persona with the accessories draped around their bodices.
Can't spend the dinero right now to buy a coveted dressform? Why not rent one? That's right, you can rent the vintage model show in both photos above from Modern 50 in New York City. Modern 50 specializes in the rental and sales of antiques and vintage modern furnishings, mostly to the set designers in television and film. Just want the photo? The NYC firm also has stock photos available, too.