Liz Goldwyn, Karen Elson, and Vogue's Tonne Goodman host an event to benefit Vintage Vanguard, an innovative fundraising project benefiting Dress for Success where 20+ designers have re-worked 20+ vintage pieces from Liz Goldwyn and Karen Elson's famed vintage collections. Karen Elson and DJ Tennessee Thomas perform.
"I have been involved with Dress for Success since I was a 19 year-old student living in New York. As a vintage clothing collector, I often donated items to the program and after moving to Los Angeles, I worked with the local Dress for Success chapter and volunteered to style women for job interviews," said Liz Goldwyn, Vintage Vanguard co-creator. "I saw first-hand how Dress for Success empowers women to gain professional and financial control over their lives. As someone who feels empowered by clothing in my professional life, I want to encourage other women to get to know and support Dress for Success."
"Vintage Vanguard is a project that evolved from my and Liz Goldwyn's passion for vintage clothing and a desire to incorporate our fashion designer to customize and re-work our archives for a good cause," said Karen Elson, Vintage Vanguard co-creator. "Dress for Success was a perfect partner and their message is inspiring. Along with Moda Operandi and Vogue's Tonne Goodman, we are hoping to host a fun-filled and philanthropic event that will raise money for this incredible and empowering organization whilst being fashion forward."
"Dress for Success has a proud legacy of providing women in need the resources to improve the quality of life for themselves and their families from career development tools to the right and impressionable outfit for the job," says Lauren Santo Domingo. "The Vintage Vanguard project is such an inventive way to bring light to fashion's roots in Dress for Success through these designer recreations of Liz and Karen's vintage collections. It only feels natural for Moda Operandi to be a part of this project."
The Vintage Vanguard project benefiting Dress for Success is also made possible through a partnership with Atelier Swarovski. Atelier Swarovski- Swarovski's luxury fashion jewelry line- has been a champion of emerging talent through its support of creativity in the fashion and design community for the last decade.
The exclusive collection from Vintage Vanguard, conceived by Liz Goldwyn and Karen Elson benefitting Dress for Success in which vintage pieces from their personal wardrobes were reworked y leading American designers, were auctioned off tonight at the Vintage Vanguard event.
The Vintage Vanguard participating designers include: Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, Anna Suit, Zac Posen, Creatures of the Wind, Rodarte, Olivier Theyskens, Thakoon, Tory Burch, Marchesa, Jason Wu, Tabitha Simmons, Suno (featuring Atelier Swarovski), Jeremy Scott, Eddie Borgo, Libertine, Gregory Parkinson, Albertus Swanepoel, Jennifer Meyer, Rag & Bone.
Where: The Jane Hotel in New York, New York
When: Monday, January 13th at 7:00 pm