Doll Clothes

1975, Cindy Sherman

Posted by John Martz, May 27, 2020

In Doll Clothes, artist Cindy Sherman casts herself as a paper doll that comes to life. While admiring herself in a mirror, a human hand enters the frame and places her back into her laminated sleeve. Filmed in 8mm, Doll Clothes was made while Sherman was an art student at Buffalo State College, and foreshadows an entire career of using photography, costumes—and herself as a model—to examine themes of beauty and the objectification of women.