Very cool vintage 1980s High Fashion All Silk Necktie from COUNTESS MARA NEW YORK.
Beautiful ALL SILK fabric. The tie has a black Countess Mara keeper loop label which says "ALL SILK, MADE IN U.S.A." as well as a secondary label which reads "Countess Mara FOR Dillard's". In addition, the tie has a round gold metal hanging tag with "CM" logo and "Hand Tailored" with the Countess Mara crown on reverse. The tie is nicely made with reinforced neck area and is fully lined in a black silk material.
A beautiful, elegant tie with printed foulard diamond designs on a dark red background.
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.
Material: All Silk
Maker/Label: Made in U.S.A. by Countess Mara for Dillard's
Length Tip to Tip: 59-1/2"
Width at Widest Point: 3-7/8"
Width at Narrowest Point: 1"