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Karen Elson and Liz Goldwyn's Vintage Vanguard hits ModaOperandi.com

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The Vintage Vanguard is a vintage collection curated by founders Karen Elson and Liz Goldwyn from their personal archives which were reworked by select American designers. The collection is available for pre-order on ModaOperandi.com where all proceeds will go directly to not-for-profit organization, Dress for Success. Dress for Success promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and career development tools for advancement.

"I have been involved with Dress for Success since I was a 19 year-old art 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. "

Karen Elson, Vintage Vanguard co-creator, added:

“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. 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.”

Here is a preview of the collection of sweetheart dresses, one-of-a-kind jacket, and a smart accessory available for a limited time. The sale ends on ModaOperandi.com on January 19. Items not sold on the site will go on silent auction at a private cocktail event hosted by Elson, Goldwyn, and Vogue Fashion Director Tonne Goodman.

Zac Posen gown for Vintage Vanguard
Zac Posen gown for Vintage Vanguard Vintage Vanguard

Zac Posen gown for Vintage Vanguard

Zac Posen American Glamour gown for the Vintage Vanguard collection is available for pre-order on modaoperandi.com. All proceeds go to Dress for Success, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools for advancement.

Albertus Swanepoel head turban for Vintage Vanguard head turban
Albertus Swanepoel head turban for Vintage Vanguard head turban Vintage Vanguard

Albertus Swanepoel head turban for Vintage Vanguard head turban

Albertus Swanepoel handmade, paisley print turban for the Vintage Vanguard collection is available for pre-order on modaoperandi.com. All proceeds go to Dress for Success, a not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools for advancement.

Creatures of the Wind pary dress for Vintage Vanguard
Creatures of the Wind pary dress for Vintage Vanguard Vintage Vanguard

Creatures of the Wind pary dress for Vintage Vanguard

Creatures of the Wind butterfly party dress for the Vintage Vanguard collection is available for pre-order on modaoperandi.com. All proceeds go to Dress for Success, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools for advancement.

Eddie Borgo necklace for Vintage Vanguard
Eddie Borgo necklace for Vintage Vanguard Vintage Vanguard

Eddie Borgo necklace for Vintage Vanguard

Eddie Borgo Vanguard necklace for the Vintage Vanguard collection is available for pre-order on modaoperandi.com. All proceeds go to Dress for Success, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools for advancement.

Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein slip dress  for Vintage Vanguard
Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein slip dress for Vintage Vanguard Vintage Vanguard

Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein slip dress for Vintage Vanguard

Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein washed charmeuse slip dress for the Vintage Vanguard collection is available for pre-order on modaoperandi.com. All proceeds go to Dress for Success, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools for advancement.

Gregory Parkinson column dress for Vintage Vanguard
Gregory Parkinson column dress for Vintage Vanguard Vintage Vanguard

Gregory Parkinson column dress for Vintage Vanguard

Gregory Parkinson tie dye v-neck column dress for the Vintage Vanguard collection is available for pre-order on modaoperandi.com. All proceeds go to Dress for Success, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools for advancement.

Jason Wu slip dress for Vintage Vanguard
Jason Wu slip dress for Vintage Vanguard Vintage Vanguard

Jason Wu slip dress for Vintage Vanguard

Jason Wu bias cut slip dress with lace trim for the Vintage Vanguard collection is available for pre-order on modaoperandi.com. All proceeds go to Dress for Success, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools for advancement.

Libertine dress for Vintage Vanguard
Libertine dress for Vintage Vanguard Vintage Vanguard

Libertine dress for Vintage Vanguard

Libertine beaded and crystal embellished dress for the Vintage Vanguard collection is available for pre-order on modaoperandi.com. All proceeds go to Dress for Success, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools for advancement.

Marc Jacobs dress for Vintage Vanguard
Marc Jacobs dress for Vintage Vanguard Vintage Vanguard

Marc Jacobs dress for Vintage Vanguard

Marc Jacobs lace T-shirt dress with passementerie trim for the Vintage Vanguard collection is available for pre-order on modaoperandi.com. All proceeds go to Dress for Success, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools for advancement.

Marchesa party dress for Vintage Vanguard
Marchesa party dress for Vintage Vanguard Vintage Vanguard

Marchesa party dress for Vintage Vanguard

Marchesa tulle one-shoulder party dress for the Vintage Vanguard collection is available for pre-order on modaoperandi.com. All proceeds go to Dress for Success, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools for advancement.

Narciso Rodriguez caftan for Vintage Vanguard
Narciso Rodriguez caftan for Vintage Vanguard Vintage Vanguard

Narciso Rodriguez caftan for Vintage Vanguard

Narciso Rodriguez caftan for the Vintage Vanguard collection is available for pre-order on modaoperandi.com. All proceeds go to Dress for Success, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools for advancement.

Narciso Rodriguez shawl for Vintage Vanguard
Narciso Rodriguez shawl for Vintage Vanguard Vintage Vanguard

Narciso Rodriguez shawl for Vintage Vanguard

Narciso Rodriguez shawl for the Vintage Vanguard collection is available for pre-order on modaoperandi.com. All proceeds go to Dress for Success, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools for advancement.

Rag & Bone lawn dress for Vintage Vanguard
Rag & Bone lawn dress for Vintage Vanguard Vintage Vanguard

Rag & Bone lawn dress for Vintage Vanguard

Rag & Bone embroidered Swiss dot lawn dress for the Vintage Vanguard collection is available for pre-order on modaoperandi.com. All proceeds go to Dress for Success, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools for advancement.

Rodarte dress for Vintage Vanguard
Rodarte dress for Vintage Vanguard Vintage Vanguard

Rodarte dress for Vintage Vanguard

Rodarte aged silk with satin sash dress for the Vintage Vanguard collection is available for pre-order on modaoperandi.com. All proceeds go to Dress for Success, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools for advancement.

Tabitha Simmons jacket for Vintage Vanguard
Tabitha Simmons jacket for Vintage Vanguard Vintage Vanguard

Tabitha Simmons jacket for Vintage Vanguard

Tabitha Simmons Victorian-style velvet jacket for the Vintage Vanguard collection is available for pre-order on modaoperandi.com. All proceeds go to Dress for Success, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools for advancement.

Thakoon dress for Vintage Vanguard
Thakoon dress for Vintage Vanguard Vintage Vanguard

Thakoon dress for Vintage Vanguard

Thakoon long sleeve dress with lace inset for the Vintage Vanguard collection is available for pre-order on modaoperandi.com. All proceeds go to Dress for Success, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools for advancement.

Jeremy Scott bra and short set for Vintage Vanguard
Jeremy Scott bra and short set for Vintage Vanguard Vintage Vanguard

Jeremy Scott bra and short set for Vintage Vanguard

Jeremy Scott bra and short set for the Vintage Vanguard collection is available for pre-order on modaoperandi.com. All proceeds go to Dress for Success, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools for advancement.

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