Cynthia the Mannequin


The Great Alfred Eisenstaedt published a photo spread in 1937 that made a mannequin named Cynthia a celebrity overnight. She became so popular that her wardrobe consisted of the finest dresses, shoes, and jewelry. She was created and molded by Lester Gaba, who called his revolutionary mannequins, ‘Gaba Girls’. Cynthia turned out to be 5’6″ and 100 pounds. The beautiful series was originally featured in ‘Life Magazine’.