Vintage Signed "Adel Rootstein Lady Mannequin Reclined
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Vintage signed "Adel Rootstein ~ Made in England" lady mannequin. When we purchased her several years ago in an antique shop, we were told she was from the 1960's.We displayed her on top of our baby grand piano, which startled guest's most of the time. LOL! My apologies for the lousy pictures. My camera just doesn't cut it on distance shots. She's in a reclined position, propped up on her elbows. Measures 64" from her shoulder's to her toes ~ 25" from the tip of her elbow's to the top of her head. Jointed at the shoulder's, wrists, waist and 1 leg, the other leg is stationary. Her sparkling evening dress is by I.R.E. and is included. Which by the way, is new without tags. The wig goes with her too but she definitely could use a new one. Jewelry is not included. You just don't find more life like mannequin's than Adel Rootstein's mannequin's. They're getting harder and harder to find so 's your chance to own one. Adel Rootstein & Co. started during the early 1960s, when Britain was beginning to influence the world of fashion. Mary Quant and Jean Muir were the symbols of the new movement. The personality cult was in full swing.
But t was a major drawback in the London fashion scene - mannequins. The ones displayed in store windows were stilted, stylized, rigid and... read more