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 Joanna Lumley from Leisure Pleasure Walk and Talk Series, pose code T11B. The series featured 12 poses, and 6 alternative poses that changed arm positions.
Joanna Lumley, possibly best known for her portrayal of charter Patsy Stone featured in Absolutely Fabulous television series and movie. Joanna Lumley, OBE, FRGS. Model, Actress, Author, Television Presenter, Producer.
Rootstein mannequin, Joanna Lumley styled in character of Patsy Stone in vintage faux python pantsuit, Pearl’s and vintage shoes.
This is ” Sliwka” – a very unusual name, I heard she might be from Chechen, does anyone know?
This is a retrofit head code T3 of Walk Talk Leisure Pleasure Series and Girl Thing Series body, pose code AR2. Girl Thing Series was the final collection sculpted by John Taylor, The original sculptor for Rootstein.
Side note about Sliwka one of the few Rootstein Mannequins showing teeth and with her tongue exposed. According to one of my mannequin collectors some stores after purchase, deemed the tounge face to overtly sexual and had the face altered by the tounge sanded off the sculpture.
Decter mannequins had done the “laughing” and “screaming” faces, prior to Rootstein doing this series, but Decter looked like a angry head on a very 1960’s uptight pose. Rootstein owned the Walk Talk Leisure Pleasure with postures.
Sliwka is styled in EDUN suit (EDUN is nude spelled backwards to represent natural, fibers, sourcing, etc. The label was started by Ali Hewson and Bono in 2005), Christian Dior blouse, vintage coin earrings, semiprecious stone necklace and Express shoes.
This is Chanell from the Body Gossip Series. Code X8, note the right arm and fist on leg are a replacement. Circa 1979. This series is known for Joan Collins pose codes X6 and X7, The other models in the series are, Kim Harris pose codes X2 and X3 ( the X3 also part of Classics Collection Series) Victoria pose codes X10 and X11 (the X10 also part of the Classics Collection Series) Sam Curtis pose code X12, Chanell pose codes X1, X4, X8 and X9, Jonny pose code X5.
Rootstein mannequin, Chanell styled in Donna Degnan blouse, vintage pants, pearl necklace and earrings, Ferragamo shoes and Pratesi bag.
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