Posted 10 years ago
My husband and I were opening a clothing store in a small Tennessee town. While hunting deals on displays, a friend of a friend asked if we needed a mannequin. We already had a couple but, sure, why not? She showed up with this great vintage Adel Rootstein.
I didn't know anything about Rootstein mannequins at the time. I just knew I loved her reclining position and that she would fit perfect in the store window. She is in great condition, considering her age, which I'm not exactly sure of. I'm guessing mid 60's-70's. Her make-up is original and she even has her eye lashes.
We've since closed our store but I still have her. I hate that she's boxed up in storage but I can't quite bring myself to give her up yet.
If anyone can offer more information about her, or can recommend a website on vintage mannequins I'd really appreciate it. The few websites I've found don't have this reclining model.
Also, I'm not even sure what category to list her under here, if you think there's something more appropriate, please let me know.
Thanks for your help and comments!