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.
This is Darlanne Fluegel, Custom for Saks Fifth Avenue, pose code DP4, Darlanne Fluegel head on Pat and Pretty Series body. Circa 1970″s. Saks Fifth Avenue also had her head custom on Superstar Series body.
Darlanne Fluegel was a model actress and professor. She model for Ford Models from the mid 1970’s to early 1980’s. Her acting film debut was in “The eyes of Laura Mars” released in cinemas in 1978. She also was a professor, teaching acting.
Darlanne Fluegel is styled vintage Giorgio Saint Angelo Robert Sidney mink coat, Christian Dior suit, vintage pearl earrings, Louis Vuitton scarf and shoes.
Gisela Mindt Classy Lady Long Legs Series pose code H4, circa mid 1980’s.
Sculpted/Abstract, Heroines Series, pose code H4HR. Gisela Mindt was also in Point and Counterpoint Series.
The Heroines Series has been used to denote a spefic department, as some department stores featured Liz Claiborne separates on Heroines Series in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.
Both mannequins styled in Vintage Diane Von Furstenberg for RE7 Lingerie.
This is Christie, Lazy Lizzy Series, pose code Z7, circa 1980. This series features ten poses, seven in reclining poses and three in standing as relaxed posture.
Christie is styled in Ossie Clark dress and Rayne shoes ( A collaboration between Rayne leather and Wedgwood china, the shoes are leather upper and sole, the heels are Wedgwood jasperware, blue and white relief) Rayne made shoes for Princess Dianna, The Queen Mother, and still for Queen Elizabeth II.
Rootstein Mannequin, Lori, custom for Saks Fifth Avenue, pose code TL3 Lori. The Lori head is on Tracy Leigh Series body, circa 1980’s. Note the right hand/fist is not original to this pose, but from Body Gossip Series.
Rootstein Mannequin, Lori styled in vintage Halston Ultrasuede dress and bag, Giorgio Armani shoes.
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