Hollywood Royal Household Member Liz Goldwyn Requires to Filmmaking

January 4th, 2014

Emily Berl for The New York Moments

Liz Goldwyn, sporting her signature crimson lipstick, at a bookstore in Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES — The Gala in the Backyard garden, a gain given each and every Oct by the Hammer Museum here, draws a reliably motley cross section of this city’s art, fashion and film tribes. Even though those contingents mingled last fall on the museum’s third-ground balcony with some of the stiffness of the jocks, brains and beauties mixing at a large school dance, a single visitor navigated the group as effortlessly as a promenade queen.

Liz Goldwyn is, in reality, a movie-world royal — her grandfather was the Hollywood kingpin Samuel Goldwyn — not to point out a trend-planet darling and an art-world cognoscente.

Following hanging a couple of kittenish poses for the photographers in the foyer, Ms. Goldwyn swept upstairs in her Bottega Veneta woven raffia cocktail costume to make the rounds. She mwah-kissed the actress Rita Wilson (they requested following each and every other’s family members), chatted up the artist Alex Israel (they mentioned the ideas of Maurice and Paul Marciano, the Guess principals, to open up a private museum) and gave a breakneck job interview to a Type.com correspondent (they dissected the slide runway displays in New York, Paris and Milan). That was just her arrival.

10 minutes into the get together, Ms. Goldwyn, who turned 37 in December, veered into a gallery to just take in an exhibition of the photos of James Welling. She paused in entrance of a huge-scale electronic projection titled “Sun Pavilion.” Its greenish-yellow glow flickered in excess of her sharply drawn profile, lending her tomato-purple lipstick a vaguely radioactive forged. (Crimson lips are a single of Ms. Goldwyn’s style signatures classic ensembles are another.)

“This reminds me of James Turrell,” she stated to the reporter battling to hold up with her. “Did you see the Turrell set up at the Guggenheim?”

The reporter admitted that he had not, then commented on Ms. Goldwyn’s capacity to work a area. She shrugged.

“I by no means experienced a clique,” she mentioned. “If I throw a social gathering, the only point connecting individuals is me. Probably I just really do not believe in concern. I bulldoze appropriate in.”

In accordance to her brother Tony Goldwyn, an actor who plays the president of the United States in the ABC series “Scandal,” Ms. Goldwyn’s public daily life is inevitably yoked to her skilled one particular.

“Lizzie’s trafficking in the social sphere is very linked to her perform,” he stated in a mobile phone call. “She’s fascinated by the dynamics and the hierarchy of style and artwork and — significantly less so — the motion picture planet.”

She has curated shows for Sotheby’s fashion department, developed a documentary about burlesque queens, place out a jewelry line, shot a Tv set industrial, spotted talent for Anna Wintour, directed numerous short films, served as a muse to Viktor &amp Rolf, designed make-up bags and equipment and created multimedia artwork installations in Los Angeles, New York and Paris. Between other ventures.

If she has a increased contacting, one that connects the dots amongst the miscellaneous gigs and her tireless social lifestyle, it would be a tossup among “the queen of cool” (as she was anointed by The Telegraph) and “girl of the moment” (once bestowed on Ms. Goldwyn’s good friend Chlo? Sevigny by the author Jay McInerney).

A few days right after the Hammer get together, in the midday gloom of the Chateau Marmont resort, Ms. Goldwyn picked at a salade ni?oise and ruminated on her general public persona.

“I feel folks occasionally have a difficult time putting me simply because I do not suit into a box,” she stated. “When they ask what I do at a cocktail get together, I possibly say I’m a Renaissance lady or I’m a high-amount madam. Lately I have been much more comfy saying I’m an artist, because that can cover a whole lot of various factors.”

She may possibly have been expected to in shape into a box very properly. In addition to her grandfather and her brother Tony, Ms. Goldwyn’s relatives in the film company include her grandmother the actress Frances Howard her mothers and fathers, the producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr., and the screenwriter Peggy Elliott and her brothers John and Peter Goldwyn, who are also producers.

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