This is my series devoted to the real life models who became Rootstein mannequins and a little bit of fashion history. For more details on why I love Rootstein Mannequins and why I started this series, please read the first three posts in the series.
This is Yasmin Le Bon, custom for Polo Ralph Lauren Store, pose code POP12/YSB, the body is from POP Series, circa 2013. sculpture head is Yasmin Le Bon, and was produced on multiple series by Rootstein for Polo Ralph Lauren Stores.
The custom sculpture head also has sculpture hair of two styles, one slicked back from the face and the other pulled into a tight bun. She has been in a couple Rootstein Series, She has been on many fashion magazine covers and runways the world over. Simon Le Bon (husband) musician, songwriter from the group Duran, Duran
Yasmin is styled in Rochas jacket, Alberta Ferretti pants, Ferragamo shoes and mother of pearl necklace. Note this head has the sculpture hair and bun under the wig.
This is Nakedi Ribane, who is originally from South Africa. This pose is code N4B from Wallspace Series. In this series, she was featured in three poses, circa 1980’s. This pose has a incorrect left hand from Attitude Series. Nakedi is a actress, author, model and more recently a Advocate (laywer). Ribane styled in vintage Kenzo suit, peacock coin pearls, Mark Cross bag and vintage shoes.
Ferrelyn pose code LS5A. The pose is original to Lipstick and Compact Series and with this head option from Impact Series circa 1989. This Ferrelyn has original factory finish, male up/mask in “Diva Plum”, ordered new for Gantos.
She is styled in vintage pearls, AKRIS for Bergdorf Goodman 111 Anniversary dress Brian Atwood for Bergdorf Goodman 111 Anniversary platform shoes, note with the heel height and platform, the use of a longer Rootstein bum pole is required for shoes of added height.
This is Michelle Brooks pose code LS4 from Lipstick and Compact Series, Circa 1988. A note about the series, circa 1989 Impact Series featured four poses and each pose featured three models, the poses were originally released in Lipstick and Compact Series.
Michelle Brooks was featured in Revlon advertising.
Michelle Brooks styled in vintage Bill Blass suit, Story of Shanghai scarf, pearl necklace and bracelet, vintage compact, and Nine West shoes. Note prop (factice) lipstick Estee Lauder.
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