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Rootstein Archive

An icon of fashion, Twiggy has come to symbolise the great change in aesthetics experienced in the 1960s. Her look was encapsulated by Adel in a collection that is now much sought after.
Donyale Luna
Donyale Luna was an American model and actress and the first black woman to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine. She is considered to be the world's first black supermodel and forever changed the face of fashion.
This 1968 collection featured celebrity British aristocrats of the time; Lady Mary Gaye Curzon, Lady Carolyn Percy and Lady Jacqueline Rufus Isaacs. Also in the collection was Mrs Laurie Newton Sharp, a well-known fashion aficionado and first News Editor in charge of Harrods' press office in 1953.
Sandie Shaw
Sandie Shaw was one of the most successful British female singers and her mannequin encapsulated the streetwise attitude of women of the 60s
Pat Cleveland
Patricia Cleveland is part African-American, part Cherokee, part Swedish and part Irish; a fashion model who attained fame in the 1960s and 1970s. Famous for her dynamic catwalk style, Rootstein sculpted her mannequin with the same spirited energy.
Tina Chow
Tina Chow was a New York-based fashion model and jewellery designer, married to restauranteur Michael Chow. Her look would have a profound influence on fashion styles of the time often considered the inventor of minimalist chic.
Sayoko Yamaguchi
Japanese model Sayoko broke into the international fashion scene in the early 1970s and was a big star on the Paris catwalks. Her mannequin captured her striking look including her famous okappa bob and almond eyes,
Joan Collins
Rootstein worked with Joan Collins long before her time as Alexis Colby-Carrington in Dynasty - The Body Gossip Collection, released at Euroshop in 1979 featured all of the characteristics that made Joan unique.
Tracy Leigh
Tracy Leigh was a catwalk and photographic model often seen at Paris fashion events in the early 1980s. Her striking blue eyes and blond hair helped to define a look for a younger generation of 80s pop idols.
Susanna Linsmayer
Susanna Linsmayer featured in Rootstein's original 1986 "Calendar Girls" collection and again in 2001 for the remake.
Gisela Mindt
Gisela Mindt featured in a number of Rootstein's collections in the 1980s; Point & Counterpoint - 1983, Classy Lady Long Legs - 1985 and Heroines in 1986.
Dianne Brill
Dianne Brill was the Queen of New York’s nightlife. Her star status and a successful career are encapsulated in the Rootstein Collection bearing her name.
Jodie Kidd
Jodie Kidd is an English model and racing car driver. She was discovered by photographer Terry O'Neil on a beach in Barbados and featured in Rootsteins "Hall of Fame" collection.
Violetta Sanchez
Muse to Helmut Newton and Yves Saint Laurent, Violetta Sanchez has featured in catwalk shows from 1984 to 2015. Most recently, the Spanish model featured in Jean Paul Gaultier's Spring-Summer 2015 haute couture show in Paris.
Alison Fitzpatrick
Supermodel Alison Fitzpatrick helped to define the glamour of 1990s fashion. Here she is photographed alongside her mannequin from the Rootstein's collection, aptly named "Shaping the 90s"
In the course of the last 30 years, Yasmin Le Bon has forged a unique place for herself in the fashion industry.
Erin O'Connor
British-Irish supermodel, Erin O'Connor is one of the world's most recognised names. She has featured in countless top fashion designers catwalk shows and graced the covers of numerous magazines including Vogue, W, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Harpers & Queen, i-D, and Visionaire.
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