clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Rothman's Puts Political Mannequins in Windows, Loses Sarah Palin's Head

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

This time of year, window dressers have one of two options if they want to be topical: Halloween or politics. Men's store Rothman's, in Union Square, has taken the second approach, assigning its window mannequins each a giant cardboard Obama or McCain head. The result is very non-partisan, but it's still opinionated: Whoever designed the display put the VP candidates squarely in their place by only giving them one mannequin each, and sticking them in the smallest window. If that wasn't humiliation enough for the Palin bobble-head, today blogger Restlus noticed that her dummy's head was gone completely. Much to his disappointment, by this afternoon it had returned.
· Headless Moosewoman [Restlus]
· In The Window: Silver Lining's Nonpartisan Showing [Racked]