This is my series devoted to the real life models who became Rootstein mannequins. The mannequins are also dressed in attire that provides a little bit of fashion history.
Rootstein Mannequin, Grace also referred to as Kate Moss. Apparently Kate never gave Rootstein permission to create a mannequin in her likeness. So this one was created and named after her daughter.
This one is custom Rootstein factory ordered for a Berlin based department store. Pose code GG8/FAB1 ( Glamorous Gorgeous body circa 2009,and Grace head from Fabulous, circa 2008) with factory hardcap wig style code “wicked” for FAB1 Grace head, as shown in original catalog and showroom.
Grace is styled in Agnes B suit, Newton Elkin for Marshall Fields shoes (Newton Elkin shoes are part of permanent collections at Metropolitan Museum of Art) in the respect for Kate Moss having a love of vintage and editing a book about vintage last year titled “Museo De La Moda” a very loved vintage Gucci envelope bag, and vintage coin necklace.
This is Rootstein mannequin, a r arely seen, Vivien Heilbron from Jenny Penney Series, pose code K4, circa early-mid 1980’s. This Series features six petite poses (under 5’4″)and four models, including Jennifer Penney, Elaine Paige, Latifa and Vivien Heilbron. Original factory finish. Vivien Heilbron is a actress of stage, television and cinema.
Rootstein mannequin, Vivien Heilbron styled in vintage multi color lame pantsuit, hand made in France for Bergdorf Goodman and Halston shoes.
This is January Dickson, from Calendar Girls Series, pose code G4, note the right arm is retrofit. January was featured on the rereleased catalog cover.
January was a runway model, former public relations executive and had been photographed by David Bailey CBE.
January Dickson is styled in Loewe jacket, Judy P shell, Wes Gordon pants, Kate Spade shoes and vintage pearls.
Rootstein Mannequin, Eimi Kuroda, Eimi and Ana Series, pose code EM3, circa 2004. This series features two models with each model in three poses.
Eimi Kuroda is a Japanese Fashion Model, appearing in magazines, television commercials and photography books. I don’t know why she was refinished with BLUE eyes. This is the Asian equivalent of when retailers lighten the skin of African American mannequins.
Eimi is styled in Erdem dress (Erdem Moralioglu, recieved designer education, interned with Vivienne Westwood and work with Diane Von Furstenberg before starting his own line, known for vibrant prints, detailed craftsmanship, and notable clients, Dutchess of Cambridge and Countess of Wessex) Stanley Korshak jacket, semiprecious stone necklace and vintage shoes.
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