According to an unsupported citation in Wikipedia, a dress form “is often colloquially referred to as a Judy for the female form and a James for the male.”
Seems darned unlikely to me.
I am a professional word nerd who collects “Judy” references, and other than this one source — and a few others linking back to it — I have never heard of this before.
My guess is that someone is punking Wikipedia for whatever unknown reason, but I’d love (as a professional word nerd who collects “Judy” references) to be proven wrong. Can anyone confirm or deny?