Very cool vintage 1970s High Fashion Necktie from COUNTESS MARA NEW YORK.
Nice woven shiny metallic checked fabric in black, silver & gold from the Countess Mara Impressioni line. A very nice tie, fully lined in white silky taffeta material with Countess Mara "CM" and crown logo woven throughout and embroidered on front of tie in light black thread. The tie retains its original black embroidered label reading "IMPRESSIONI BY Countess Mara NEW YORK".
A beautiful, elegant tie in great shape!
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: Impressioni by Countess Mara New York
Length Tip to Tip: 56"
Width at Widest Point: 4-1/8"
Width at Narrowest Point: 1-3/8"