Even Plastic Mannequin Nudity Is Too Much for Some People

The estate of Helmut Newton is enraged at an L.A. window display of a nude mannequin, complete with pubic hair, mocked up to look like the cover of the photographer's recently-rereleased book SUMO. Um, they didn't pick the cover.

Darren Gold, the owner of Alpha Male, the store with the offending window, told Style Section L.A. [NSFW, unless you work in a boutique with a nude mannequin out front] that a member of Newton's estate approached the book's publisher, Taschen, about the tribute and wanted to have it taken down. Gold says he's not going to take it down, and we don't blame him. If the estate is making money off of a book with a nude cover, they better be willing to deal with the merkin mannequins it inspires.