Bill Blass – Vintage Scarf

  Bill Blass was the first American designer brand, begun in 1970. Based on the logo this scarf may be from the early 1970’s but the colors seem very 80’s. It is an unusual design – reminds me of children’s wood blocks or a pop art sculpture.

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Chloe – Typography + Fashion

  I love anything that celebrates typography and beautiful lettering. This Chloe scarf highlights the alphabet in a lovely loose style. I do not know the date but I am guessing it is from the 1970’s. Look closely to see the angels framing the Chloe logo in the center – I hadn’t noticed them until […]

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Daffodils & Hermes

  This scarf from Hermes is titled “Jonquilles” (Daffodils) and was a promotional piece for Piaget. It is dated 1999 and it was designed by Philippe Ledoux who created over 90 scarves for Hermes. Ledoux began working with Hermes in the late 1940’s so this piece may have been a reissue or was produced after […]

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Scheherazade – A Vintage Hermes Scarf

  This Hermes scarf is titled “Scheherazade” and was first issued in 1966. The artist was Henri d’Origny who designed over 40 scarves for Hermes. He also designed the first Hermes necktie and one of the house’s signature watches, the “Cape Cod.”     Scheherazade was the legendary queen and story-teller of “One Thousand and […]

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Chloe Vintage Batik Scarf

  This is a wonderful oversize scarf from 1977 by Chloe. I love the batik look of the design and the muted colors. This would have been from Karl Lagerfeld’s time as designer for Chloe.

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Perfume & Scarves

I have several vintage scarves that were promotional gifts from fragrance and cosmetic companies such as Estee Lauder and Jean Patou. These all come from my grandmother or mother’s collection. My grandmother was a writer for the New York Times and covered fashion, style and beauty in the late 1960’s – 80’s. In this role […]

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Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Scarf

  I love the shocking pink and black combination of this Yves Saint Laurent silk scarf. The abstract design feels so modern and begs to be framed and hung on the wall like a piece of art.  

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Op Art Threads

  Vera Neumann’s artwork and scarves are largely identified with painted florals, butterflies and other natural motifs. However there is also a large group of geometrics in her work. I was surprised and thrilled when I spotted this scarf and purchased it not too long ago. I hadn’t ever seen a scarf like this by […]

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Isaac Mizrahi

  While in New York City I also visited The Jewish Museum to see the Isaac Mizrahi exhibit “An Unruly History.”  I have always loved Mizrahi’s use of color and the sense of whimsy in his work.  I find many of his fashions have a quirky retro feeling while also being timeless.  Photographs of his […]

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Gucci Flora

  The “Flora” print has become iconic for Gucci and in the history of textile design. Created by artist Vittorio Accornero in 1966, the scarf’s history is as fabled as Gucci’s past. The story is that Rodolfo Gucci commissioned Accornero to design an original scarf as a gift for Princess Grace after she visited the […]

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