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The Stockman bust was created in 1867 by Frédéric Stockman, a young sculptor and former pupil of Lavigne, inventor of the papier-mâché  bust. 

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Despite modest but visionary beginnings, Frederic Stockman understands very quickly that his busts representing pre-established templates will be very useful for tailors.


Gradually the company grew up and moved to the 17th arrondissement in Paris, at 150 rue Legendre. Since the beginning, Stockman busts are entirely hand-made using papier-mâché molded in bump or hollow, before being stapled, sanded then padded and covered with canvas linen or cotton. The bust is then marked with the Stockman logo and model and size indications.

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In 1900, relying on the development of clothing and consumption, Stockman sells about 30,000 busts a year. A few years ago, Frédéric Stockman teamed up with Mr. Siegel, a specialist in realistic mannequins and metal accessories. The company then becomes “SIEGEL & STOCKMAN” and settles in Saint-Ouen, next to Paris, and builds a large factory.


The SIEGEL brand is particularly famous during the Art Deco period. The 1920s and 1930s are very prosperous and Siegel equips most Parisian stores. Meanwhile, Stockman provides busts to all emerging fashion houses and created in 1947, especially the Dior bust that will accompany all the famous New Look collection. Crossing the decades, and largely surviving to its founders, the company SIEGEL & STOCKMAN knows the few adventures which make the anecdotes of the big houses (among others, two spectacular fires).

The SIEGEL brand is particularly famous during the Art Deco period. The 1920s and 1930s are very prosperous and Siegel equips most Parisian stores. Meanwhile, Stockman provides busts to all emerging fashion houses and created in 1947, especially the Dior bust that will accompany all the famous New Look collection. Crossing the decades, and largely surviving to its founders, the company SIEGEL & STOCKMAN knows the few adventures which make the anecdotes of the big houses (among others, two spectacular fires). In the early 1980s, the company set up its workshops in Gennevilliers, in the Hauts de Seine, near Paris. The showroom, after rue Réaumur and Boulevard Voltaire in Paris, settles permanently at 163 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in the 8th arrondissement, prestigious district of the capital. This is where Stockman brilliantly begins the twenty-first century. Twenty or more experienced workers, who passionately transmit their know-how to new generations, ensure the continuity of the Stockman brand.

Siegel & Stockman will celebrate its 152th anniversary in 2019!

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