British mannequin company Rootstein Mannequins first immortalized Deyn five years ago with a mannequin after discovering her on a fashion shoot and decided that the time was right to do a revival of her mannequin. It's the first time they've ever brought a girl back, said Kevin Arpino, Rootstein's creative director, at an event at Rootstein in New York on Thursday, May 22, to celebrate the Agyness Deyn mannequins.
"She has such a great individual style," he said. "She's fresh, and a model who's real. People want to see that. She's a chameleon, and she's worked hard to get where she is."
A large part of Deyn's charm, said Arpino, is how down-to-earth and genuine she is. "She's a really lovely person," he said. "She's a darling to work with, she always turns up on time, and she'll offer you a cup of tea."