Very cool vintage 1970s High Fashion Necktie from COUNTESS MARA NEW YORK.
Shiny black fabric with tan brown and light blue diagonal stripes. Nicely made with reinforced neck area.
The tie has a black Countess Mara, New York label on back and "CM" and crown logo embroidered in black thread on front of 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, New York for Lemmers & Ryan Gentlemen's Apparel, Omaha, Nebraska
Length Tip to Tip: 56-1/2"
Width at Widest Point: 3-1/2"
Width at Narrowest Point: 1-1/8"