Blogger Lainey Feingold pointed out a little tidbit on the front page article in the New York Times in an article titled, “Stores Emphasize Mannequins with Personalities?” The piece is about how retailers are using unique mannequins in unusual poses or bodies to entice customers to part with money in hard times.
Nike has made its mannequins taller, and added about 35 athletic poses. Armani Exchange has ordered models that will lie down to help shoppers imagine wearing lingerie. A new accessories-only store by Guess features glossy black mannequins in model-like poses on an actual runway, while Ralph Lauren’s new women’s store in Manhattan commissioned mannequins with the face of the model Yasmin Le Bon.
Whatever. But get this one:
The Disney Stores chain has added little-boy figurines that fly from the ceiling and little-girl ones that curtsey.
Seriously? Little boys that soar and little girls that CURTSEY? Is that one going to play with parents?