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Jennifer Aniston and The Paper Bag Princess Open Hearts to Charity

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Jennifer Aniston and The Paper Bag Princess Open Their Hearts to Charity
Monday, September 22, 2003  Jennifer Aniston, star of the hit television series “Friends”, wowed spectators at this year’s 55th Emmy Awards in a 1970’s vintage Halston, sapphire jersey cocktail dress from The Paper Bag Princess, a vintage couture house with boutiques in Toronto and Los Angeles.
Through the generosity of Jennifer and The Paper Bag Princess’ owner, Elizabeth Mason, the dress is being auctioned off on eBay for ten days from September 21st through October 1st, 2003 with proceeds to benefit the Cure Autism Now Foundation, one of the largest private funders of autism research and Union of Concerned Scientists, a nonprofit partnership of scientists and citizens combining rigorous scientific analysis, innovative policy development and effective citizen advocacy to achieve practical environmental solutions.
The auction of Jennifer’s Emmy Awards dress, as well as other clebrity Emmy attendees garments are being presented by the ‘Clothes Off Your Back’ charitable organization, and as of press time bids on Jennifer’s vintage Halston cocktail dress were already in excess of $3,000 US!!! The auction can be found at:
(A copy of the listing page is archived .)
The Paper Bag Princess opened in Los Angles in 1995 and quickly became LA’s premiere boutique for Hollywood stars to find selected important vintage couture clothing from many of the large important design houses including Adrian, Channel, Dior Pucci, Schiaparelli, and Worth. Mason’s clothes have been worn by celebrities such as Madonna, Nicole Kidman, Rene Zellweger, and Julia Roberts just to mention a few. Mason also sells the clothes that were worn by celebrities and offers a tremendous selection of her noteable clients personal wardrobe on her web site .
In 2002, Mason opened her Toronto boutique, and most recently expanded her Toronto operations to include a wardrobe rental division catering to the exploding demand of the Canadian film industry.

{mosimage} Elizabeth Mason is the author of “Valuable Vintage, The Insider’s Guide to Pricing and Identifying Important Vintage Garments”, Random House 2002, and “The Rag Street Journal, The Ultimate Guide to Shopping Thrift Throughout North America”, Henry Holt 1995. A noted expert on vintage garments and accoutrements, Mason has presented numerous vintage fashion exhibitions and shows in Los Angeles and Toronto. A regular figure on the Style network, Mason has also appeared on the “Oprah Winfrey Show” as a vintage expert on an episode entitled “Hidden treasures in your home”. Mason also founded the “VAGTA”, the Vintage and Antique Garment Trade Association, in 2003.

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