Model Yasmin Le Bon sits for Adel Rootstein’s sculptor. After many sittings, the mannequin is then cast and the features will be lifelike.
Male model Chad White is immortalized in fiberglass and becomes one of Adel Rootstein’s mannequins.
A mannequin begins as a clay sculpture; most mannequins are modeled on real people. At Rootstein, the model sits for the sculptor for a two-hour sitting every day for three weeks. The sculpting is done in the traditional way by placing wet clay onto a wire armature. The hands are the only part of the ...