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Liz Goldwyn Talks Adventures In Vintage

PARIS — “I’m selling one of the first important pieces I bought: a long Courrèges skirt that I got in Boston in ninth grade, at $1 a pound,” said Liz Goldwyn, who on Oct. 25 will launch her archive sale at vestiairecollective.com.
Sourced by the Los Angeles-based artist, filmmaker and author since her early teens, the collection of rare vintage pieces spans the Twenties to the early Aughts.
Ten percent of profits from the sale will go to Dress for Success, the nonprofit organization that provides support to women to achieve economic independence, including access to professional attire and development tools. Goldwyn has been working with the organization since the late Nineties.
As the granddaughter of movie-studio founder Samuel L. Goldwyn and actress Frances Howard, Hollywood glamour is in Goldwyn’s genes, although she’s more inspired by “people who are in science, the arts or music, philosophers or writers.
“Like anyone else who looks at movies, for me it would be more Italian cinema and French New Wave,” she said during an interview in the bar of the Hôtel Lutetia in Paris on the morning of a preview of the sale at the Ritz in early October.
Another driving motive for the sale, she said, was

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