New York Fashion Week
Spring Summer 2016
The Blonds X Rootstein
205 West 19th Street
September 9, 2015
Written by Wendy R Williams
David and Phillipe Blond
Rootstein Launch of the Phillipe Blond Mannequin
Rootstein mannequins are the gold standard of the industry and anytime Rootstein hosts a party, it is spectacular. Designer Kevin Arpino creates glamorous tableaus, dressing mannequins in cutting edge fashion, professionally lighting the showroom and then filling the room with New York's party-loving fashionistas. If Holly Golightly came alive and walked the streets of New York, this would be her party.
On September 9, 2015, Rootstein hosted a party to launch the two sides of designer Phillipe Blond of The Blond - the masculine and the feminine. This is the first time both gender mannequins have been sculpted from a single individual. The two vision of Phillipe Blond join a vaulted sculpted company that includes celebrities "who have embodied the spirit of their times" like Twiggy, Agyness Deyn, Pat Cleveland, Marie Helvin, Sayoko, Dianne Brill, Yasmin LeBon, Karen Mulder, Jodie Kidd, Joan Collins, Susanne Barstch, Erin O'Connor and Jade Parfit.
The Blond mannequins were dressed in pieces from The Blond collection which are go-to garments for celebrities like Beyonce, Britney Spears and Katy Perry.
Check out the Rootstein website for the story of how Adel Rootstein created her company.