Very cool UNWORN vintage 1990s 100% SILK High Fashion Necktie from COUNTESS MARA.
Nice, thick and soft 100% Silk necktie in purple and blue Plaid Design. The tie retains its original embroidered black Countess Mara label. In addition, there is an original store tag from Countess Mara. The tie is nicely made and is fully lined in a gold silky material which has "COUNTESS MARA" woven throughout and there is a gold crown logo embroidered on the tie. A beautiful, elegant tie!
Countess Mara ties featured several novel marketing decisions. She had her initials featured on the outside blade of each tie, ensuring that they were instantly recognizable. The ties were made in very limited quantities, typically only fifteen dozen per design, and they were comparatively expensive. This led to their becoming collector's items, sought after by celebrities and fashion-conscious businessmen. Other tie manufacturers, noticing her success, copied her business model and hired artists to imitate her tie designs. In 1944 Countess Mara was awarded the Neiman Marcus Fashion Award in recognition of the influence her ties had had upon fashion. One of the most high-profile wearers of Countess Mara neckwear was Frank Sinatra, who sometimes wore one-of-a-kind custom ties made especially for him by the firm.
Maker/Label: Countess Mara
Material: 100% Silk
Length Tip to Tip: 57-1/2"
Width at Widest Point: 3-3/8"
Width at Narrowest Point: 1-3/8"
Condition: Excellent UNWORN with original tags