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Model Agyness Deyn Gets Mannequin, Testino Gig

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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IMMORTAL, BELOVED Deyn homage Agyness Deyn, the model who is so cool she has two Ys in her ultra-cool name, now has a mannequin cast in her image. The honor was bestowed upon Deyn by Rootstein Mannequins, a company that's been in the business of skinny synthetic people for nearly 50 years.

But don't think the folks at Rootstein are late to the party. According to Deyn, the company's creative director, Kevin Arpino, approached her back in 2003 about joining the ranks of Twiggy, Joan Collins, Pat Cleveland, and Erin O'Connor, who've all been sculpted themselves (it's the fashion version of a wax figurine at Madame Tussauds!). The mannequin was unveiled last night at a tres hip party in Chelsea.

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