Cameron Silver, 40, isn't just the owner of Decades vintage boutiques in Los Angeles and London, he's a tastemaker, champion of designers -- Juan Carlos Obando is the latest in his sights -- and brand ambassador. When Silver's not roaming the world snapping up vintage finds from auctions and private collections for his A-list clientele, he's often serving as creative consultant for labels (current clients are confidential, but he's worked with Azzaro, Samsonite, Costume National, Pringle and Boucheron). His taste and influence can be seen across the city, including the cherry-red, early-'80s Claude Montana dress that "Project Runway" host Heidi Klum wore for the show's Season 6 ad campaign and some of the high-profile gowns worn at the LACMA gala celebrating the Broad Contemporary Art Museum. Liz Goldwyn, 32, is a writer, filmmaker, collector of vintage fashion and jewelry designer (a selection of which can be found at L.A.'s Opening Ceremony) -- a native Angeleno who just so happens to be the granddaughter of famed Hollywood studio head Samuel Goldwyn and counts fashion-world elite as friends and collaborators. A style icon in her own right, she's produced major fashion shows, served as the New York editor of French Vogue, consulted with companies such as Shiseido and helped establish the fashion department at Sothebys New York. Her first documentary film (and subsequent book), "Pretty Things," focused on the last generation of burlesque queens -- and their clothes. An indefatigable champion of local designer talent (Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte and Obando among them), Goldwyn recently became the face of the city's fashion scene itself when French department store Le Bon Marché tapped her to design its store windows and appear in an ad campaign for its L.A.-themed exhibition.
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