conservation grade costume display - cutaway bodies

cutaway body forms for invisible display of museum conservation grade garmentsA collection of custom made cutaway figures
gems studio workshop, London

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gems studio are specialists in the production of cutaway bodies for museum and heritage garment presentation. These are used for the display of conservation grade historical costume and modern contemporary fashion garments alike. Cutaway bodies are currently enjoying popularity, drawing attention to the actual garment being displayed and rendering the body on which it is placed "invisible". This is especially pertinent where the museum wants the focus to be on a style of garment, rather than the actual wearer.

Seen left, are a selection of cutaway bodies at the gems studio workshop in North London. These come in all shapes and forms and are obtained from our vast library of original body shapes, either bustform or mannequin.

for details on this area of production, please call Ashley Backhouse on +44 (0)20 7749 1304 or e-mail

Gems Studio

telephone: +44 (0)20 7749 1304