’Sidewalk Catwalk’ on the streets of New York
This summer a troop of mysterious figures have taken to the streets of Manhattan’s Garment District in a bid to draw attention to America’s fashion industry.
Acclaimed mannequin maker, Ralph Pucci, has created 31 female sculptures for the Sidewalk Catwalk project, which will be displayed until 6th September. These will share the New York landscape with male sculptures, designed by Antony Gormley.
Pucci’s figures, which are part of his ’Maniken’ series, are named ’The Timeless Walking Woman’. The faceless sculptures represent women from all walks of life. Made of fibreglass, in a foundry slate finish, they are inspired by the sculptures of Alberto Giacometti.
The statues are clothed by fashion designers, including Calvin Klein, Anna Sui, Diane Von Furstenberg and Isabel Toledo, who have used fabrics made by Material Connexion, which are durable and resistant to weather conditions.
The sculptures are located between Times Square and Herald Square and will be auctioned at the end of the exhibition.