The model behaviour of architect Richard Meier sharpens our sense of scale and proportion

Left, jacket, £3,240; trousers, £1,950; shoes, £470, all by Chanel. Tights, £22, by Falke The Getty Center, design development model, 1991. Right, coat, $2,095, by Claudia Li. Dress, £555, by Calvin Klein Jeans. Top, $90, by Baserange. Left earring (worn throughout), vintage. Right earring (worn throughout), $125, by Faris. The Getty Center: Getty Research Institute, massing model, 1992. Explore more of the Richard Meier Model Museum here.

Left, dress, £3,110, by Hermès. Turtleneck, £465, by Prada. Right, coat, £1,710; turtleneck, £465; skirt, £1,110; shoes, £1,115, all by Prada. Tights, £11, by Falke. The Getty Center, construction document model, 1993

Left, dress, £645, by Joseph. Jeans, £95, by G-Star Raw. The Getty Center, site study model, footprint of site, 1988. Right, top, £1,160, by Marni. Skirt, £230, by AG. Shoes, $487, by Gray Matters. Tights, £22, by Falke. The Getty Center, landscape and massing studies, 1988

Left, dress, €1,900, by Céline. Shoes, $495, by Gray Matters. Tights, £11, by Falke. Richard Meier sculpture, circa 1994. Right, dress, £3,940, by Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello. The Getty Center, study of curved wall, museum cluster, 1989

Right, dress, £1,675, by Loewe. Shoes, $495, by Gray Matters. Tights, £11, by Falke. Top right,Richard Meier sculpture, Wiblingen II. Far right, 1994 Richard Meier sculptures, circa 1994. Left, coat, $1,740, by Golden Goose. Dress, £825, by Stella McCartney. Bottom left, Richard Meier sculpture, Rohr, 1994.