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 Moshe. Few people have ever seen him in a store window and I can’t find any information about him in real life.

I believe he was more popular in London retail stores than in the USA. African American mannequins (and models) have always been a little more readily accepted in Europe than they are In their own backyard.

Look at the choice of poses he came in. Rootstein always have a gift of making mannequins seem “lifelike”. And while I love seated/reclining mannequins, they can be a bit of a challenge to dress.

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