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Today Show, NBC, February 27, 2003

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 Today Show, NBC Friday February 27, 7:00 AM-9:00 AM PST

Thursday, February 26, 2003, Los Angeles, Be sure to tune in to the TODAY show on, NBC Friday February 27 to catch Elizabeth M. Mason vintage couture expert and author, owner of The Paper Bag Princess, Los Angeles and Toronto; discuss the glamorous vintage couture craze for the 2004 Academy Awards.
Julia Roberts purchased her sleek Jean Jourdan 1970s black jersey halter gown from Mason’s private collection to wear as a presenter at the 2003 Academy Awards, and fans were thrilled when Jennifer Aniston and Mason collaborated to donate the 1970 Halston sapphire jersey halter cocktail dress, Aniston chose from The Paper Bag Princess to wear to the 2003 Emmy Awards. The Halston dress sold for an amazing $20,000, ten times its original value, with all the proceeds going to Clothes Off Our Back which supports the search for a cure for Children’s Autism!
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{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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