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.
When was the last time you saw a mannequin that looked like a mature adult? Probably never.
However Rootstein released two collections of mannequins that were old enough to have an AARP card.
The first was the Aristocrats Series, circa 1969. Laurie Newton Sharp was the mannequin and she was featured three poses, the pose codes AG7 , AG8 and AG9 . Laurie, wasn’t a model but worked for Harrod’s in the press office. In 1966 she was featured in Tatler magazine and was featured on best dressed lists.
Here is an article about Laurie: https://www.harrodscareers.com/…/international-womens-day-l…
The next series was in early 1970’s and featured Colonel and Mrs. Lewis who were billed as a “woopy” (well-off older people) couple in their 60s.
However look at how much older the man looks compared the the female. He has wrinkles and graying hair, she does not.
The female is “January Dickson” from Calendar Girls Series has been painted to look more mature than she really was at the time
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