Plastic beauty in Venezuela
Meridith Kohut / for The New York Times Meridith

New York Times   |  November 07, 2013

NYT: Mannequins give shape to Venezuelan fantasy

Frustrated with the modest sales at his small mannequin factory, Eliezer Álvarez made a simple observation: Venezuelan women were increasingly using plastic surgery to transform their bodies, yet the mannequins in clothing stores did not reflect these new, often extreme proportions.

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