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Elizabeth Mason founded The Paper Bag Princess Vintage Couture in 1992 followed by her first reference book, The Rag Street Journal

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30 Sep

Rudi Gernreich Capsule Collection

I adore recounting this interminable tale about my Vintage Rudi Gernreich collection because there has been so much speculation and disinformation surrounding the unearthing of this incredible collection of treasures.It was the late summer of 1995 just shortly after I had opened my very first boutique, The Paper Bag Princess in West Hollywood, which was tucked discretely behind the MAC Makeup flagship shop on Santa Monica Blvd. I received a call from one of the producers of the OPRAH show and they asked if I would consider appearing on one of her upcoming shows entitled, “Are You Rich and You Don’t Know It?” I was cheeky in my reply when I chirped, I was wondering when I might hear from...
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23 Oct

Vintage Wedding

The Largest selection of Vintage Designer Bridal Gowns the world over.View a selection of our beautiful collection in the show we presented at Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills.

Many of the gowns shown here in this collection may already have been sold, however we have an impressive collection in stock, and many of the pieces you will see here in this fashion show still remain in Elizabeth Mason’s Private Vintage Couture Collection, and are available as design inspiration, and can be replicated in custom sizes for our private bridal clients. Please contact us directly to discuss the availability of individual pieces, or to have your couture bridal gown created for you personally from the looks you see here or perhaps...
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1 Nov

Vintage Tribute to Valentino

Backstage

Included in the show were pieces from Mason's own line, Elizabeth Mason Couture, such as red silk taffeta wraps, and some VERY fitted (like a glove!) siren gowns (Maria Bello was wearing one). I can't imagine the knee sweep (Advanced Fashion School terminology, sorry kiddies) on them but trust me, these are gowns to stand and hold Martinis in--not to sit. Which is how it should be!

The Last Emperor by Melinda Soerjoko
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