AUTHENTIC VINTAGE SCARVES

YVES SAINT LAURENT Scarf

 

 

Stunning large leopard print silk scarf by Yves Saint Laurent from the 1980s.

 

Description

This semi-sheer oversized square Yves Saint Laurent silk scarf or wrap from the 1980s features a wonderful leopard print on alternating stripes of silk crepe and silk chiffon. The center of the scarf comes in shades of red, burnt orange and dark purple. The wide border features black leopard spots with a red outline on a creme background. Gorgeous colour scheme on high quality silk crepe and chiffon! The scarf has the added provenance of coming directly from a lady that worked for the YSL shop in Munich so has not been on the market prior to this. It has hand-rolled edges and is signed “YSL“.

The large size makes it very versatile to style.

 

Designer

Yves Saint Laurent was born in 1936 in Oran, Algeria and began his career as an assistant of Christian Dior. When Dior died in 1957, he became the artistic director. In 1962 he opened his own fashion house, and in 1966, he created his ready-to-wear line Rive Gauche. By the 1980s, Yves Saint Laurent was a true icon. He was the first living designer to receive a solo exhibition in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1983. He died in 2008.

 

Condition

This scarf is in excellent vintage condition. Appears to have been worn very little.

 

Measurements

134 x 134 cm – 52.8" x 52.8"

568,00 €
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YVES SAINT LAURENT Scarf

 

 

Striking large spot print silk crepe scarf by Yves Saint Laurent from the 1980s.

 

Description

This unusual and rare oversized square Yves Saint Laurent silk scarf from the 1980s features a beautiful abstract black spot all-over print. The background is divided in two larger pentagonal sections in sea blue and chestnut brown and two smaller triangular sections in curry and royal blue. Wonderful colour scheme on high quality silk crepe with a nice weight to it! The scarf has the added provenance of coming directly from a lady that worked for the YSL shop in Munich so has not been on the market prior to this. It has raw edges and is labeled “Saint Laurent rive gauche, Paris“.

The large size makes it very versatile to style.

Please click to read the Museum at FIT article "Yves Saint Laurent's Rive Gauche Revolution" by Emma McClendon to get more insight in YSL's ready-to-wear line Rive Gauche.

 

Designer

Yves Saint Laurent was born in 1936 in Oran, Algeria and began his career as an assistant of Christian Dior. When Dior died in 1957, he became the artistic director. In 1962 he opened his own fashion house, and in 1966, he created his ready-to-wear line Rive Gauche. By the 1980s, Yves Saint Laurent was a true icon. He was the first living designer to receive a solo exhibition in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1983. He died in 2008.

 

Condition

This scarf is in excellent vintage condition. Appears to have been worn very little. One pulled thread in the curry-coloured section. Once on the colour and pattern make this a non-issue but it is mentioned for accuracy.

 

Measurements

124 x 125 cm – 48.8" x 49.2"

488,00 €
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JACQUES FATH Scarf

 

 

Adorable impressionist style silk scarf by Jacques Fath from the 1950s.

 

Description

This rare Jacques Fath silk twill scarf features an impressionist style painted ball scene in an unusual colourway of bright egg yolk yellow, May green, ruby and shades of blue against an off-white background. It is edged in May green and the hem is hand-rolled and hand-stitched. The scarf is signed in the bottom right corner "Jacques Fath Paris".

 

Designer

Fashion designer Jacques Fath (1912-1954) was born in Lafitte, France and was considered one of the three dominant influences on postwar haute couture, the others being Christian Dior and Pierre Balmain. Fath presented his first collection in 1937 and was known for his designs that glorified the female figure. Additionally he had a great sense of colour, often using combinations such as bright blues and greens. In 1954 Fath developed a ready-to-wear collection including Fath scarves and hosiery. Jacques Fath died tragically early of leukemia in 1954. His wife Geneviève Fath took over the business for a few years, but closed the clothing line in 1957.

 

Condition

This scarf is in excellent vintage condition. One faint mark on the upper left side which is only noticeable upon close inspection.

 

Measurements

76 x 77 cm – 29.9" x 30.3"

198,00 €
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HERMÈS Scarf "Jouvence"

 

 

Classy vintage "Jouvence" silk twill carré by Hermès.

 

Description

A Leila Menchari designed silk twill scarf with a cherry-red border. The scarf is titled "Jouvence" (Youth) and depicts an elaborate navy and gold vase with intertwining blue rope, red ribbon, golden flowers and three-dimensional shadows behind the design on an off-white base. It is signed "Hermès Paris" and "Leila M.". The copyright sign sits below the "Jouvence" writing. The hem is hand-rolled and hand-stitched. Will come in its original box.

 

Designer

Hermès was established in Paris by Thierry Hermès (1801-1878), born in Krefeld, Germany, making horse harnesses and bridles for carriages for European noblemen and royalty including Napoléon III. In 1922 the company introduced their first handbags followed by their famous carré or scarf. The silk used for jockey's jackets gave rise to the first carré in 1937. Hermès scarves have been worn by numerous celebrities such as: Grace Kelly, Queen Elizabeth II, Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Since then Hermès became a global purveyor of luxury goods such as: leather goods, scarves, ties, tableware and perfume.

The "Jouvence" motif was created by Leila Menchari in 1968 and has been re-issued since then.

 

Condition

This scarf is in excellent vintage condition. Very faint folding marks which are only noticeable upon close inspection. The care tag has been carefully removed. Hermès scarf box shows some signs of use.

 

Measurements

89 x 89 cm  35" x 35"

308,00 €
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ROBERTA DI CAMERINO Scarf

 

 

Fashionable silk scarf by Roberta di Camerino from 1978.

 

Description

This scarf features a beautiful signature print of intertwined Roberta di Camerino belts in white and navy on a red background. It is made from silk twill, has hand-rolled edges and is signed "1978 by Roberta di Camerino, Product of Italy" in the lower left corner.

 

Designer

The house of Roberta di Camerino was founded by Giuliana Coen Camerino (1920-2002) in 1945 in Venice, Italy. The company's name is a combination of the name Roberta, taken from Giuliana Camerino's favourite song "Smoke gets in your eyes" and Camerino, her husband's surname. Giuliana Camerino was one of the first designers who created the idea of an easily recognizable status handbag. The neo-baroque style bags were produced of "Soprarizzo" velvet – originally used for furnishings – in the most beautiful and unusual colour combinations and clasps and studs created by the craftsmen of brass ornaments for gondolas. The result were truly revolutionary and unique bags. Already in 1956 Giuliana received the prestigious Neiman Marcus "Oscar of Fashion" Award. Further on the brand diversified its product range starting a clothing line of high quality, simplicity and lightness. Trompe l'oeil prints of belts and buttons became Roberta di Camerino's signature designs. Her creations were loved by celebrities and royals all over the world, such as Grace Kelly, Elsa Maxwell, Princess Paola of Liegi and Isabella Rossellini.

 

Condition

This scarf is in excellent vintage condition with very slight signs of wear (hard to see areas of colour bleeding in between the navy intertwined belts).

 

Measurements

86 x 87 cm – 33.8" x 34.3"

218,00 €
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Les Must de CARTIER Scarf

 

 

Classic silk scarf by Les Must de Cartier from the 1980s.

 

Description

This scarf features an stylized equestrian print with leather straps kept together by the iconic Trinity de Cartier rings, anchor chains and all over spread logos. The colouring ranges from dark brown, light blue to gold on an ivory background with dark brown border. It is made from silk twill, has hand-rolled edges and is signed "les must de Cartier Paris" in the lower right corner. The original care tag is still attached.

 

Designer

The House of Cartier was founded by the jeweller Louis-François Cartier in Paris, France, in 1847 when he took over the workshop of his master Adolphe Picard. Cartier's three grandsons were responsible for establishing the brand name a favourite among the crowned heads of Europe. Originally crafting jeweIlery, the company quickly turned its attention to watches. In 1904 Cartier received its first royal warrant as official purveyor to King Edward VII of England. The company remained family owned until 1964 and was taken over by a group of investors later. President Robert Hocq together with Alain-Dominique Perrin created the phrase "Les Must de Cartier" (meaning something one simply must have) and began introducing new products in the early 1970s.

 

Condition

This scarf is in excellent vintage condition with few faint spots barely visible.

 

Measurements

81 x 83 cm – 31.9" x 32.7"

228,00 €
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MAGGY ROUFF Scarf

 

 

Striking silk foulard by Maggy Rouff from the late 1960s.

 

Description

This scarf features an unusual serpentine pattern in vibrant red, neon pink and black on a golden background. It is made from silk twill, has hand-rolled edges and is signed "Maggy Rouff Paris" in the lower right corner.

 

Designer

Maggy Besançon de Wagner was born in Paris, France, in 1896. At the age of sixteen she started to work in the fashion designing business at the House of Drecoll, Paris, where her parents were the directors. In 1929 Maggy took over the already existing House of Rouff and from then on she was known by her pseudonym Maggy Rouff. She specialized in sportswear and lingerie but continued to create marvellous couture and evening gowns. Rouff's designs were feminine and brightly coloured. Maggy Rouff retired in 1948, and her daughter carried on until the company was closed in the late 1960s. She died in 1971.

 

Condition

This scarf is in excellent vintage condition with few small faint stains. It shows the original fold lines and seems unworn.

 

Measurements

75 x 76 cm – 29.5" x 29.9"

188,00 €
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LÉONARD Scarf

 

 

Fabulous silk carré by Léonard from the 1970s.

 

Description

This silk scarf features a vibrant pink floral print with silvery-green leaves on a black to cream colour gradient background. It has a hand-rolled hem and is signed "LEONARD" all over.

PLEASE NOTE: A swimsuit with matching cover-up showing the same print has been featured in a 1970s Léonard Paris advertising (see last picture).

 

Designer

Léonard was founded when Jacques Léonard asked Daniel Tribouillard in 1958 to join the company as the designer of a new business, Léonard Fashion. In 1968, Tribouillard presented his first collection of printed silk jersey dresses with a slogan emphasizing the lightness of the fabric: "The Léonard Dress: 150g of happiness". Only a few years later, the House began to produce silk scarves, ties and perfumes. Léonard is known for their vibrant coloured floral prints.

 

Condition

This scarf is in very good vintage condition with slight signs of use (some faint stains and slight discoloration barely visible).

 

Measurements

83 x 87 cm – 32.7" x 34.3"

228,00 €
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EMILIO PUCCI Scarf

 

 

Lovely light wool scarf by Emilio Pucci from the 1970s.

 

Description

This rare light wool scarf features a floral print in white, beige, chocolate brown and light pink on a bold coral-coloured background with dark brown border. It has a hand-rolled hem, shows the "Emilio" signature throughout the print and is signed "Emilio Pucci" at two edges. In addition there are printed crests at all edges.

 

Designer

Marchese Emilio Pucci di Barsento was born in Naples, Italy in 1914. He opened his first boutique "La Canzone del Mare" (The song of the Sea) on the island of Capri in 1949. By the 1960s his signature look reigned as the ultimate status symbol for the decade and women like Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall and Jacqueline Kennedy were seen in Pucci clothes. Pucci is known for his swirling, vivid prints and geometric patterns in bold psychedelic colours, espacially in silk knit and cotton velvet. His prints are signed "Emilio", rather than "Pucci". Emilio Pucci died in 1992.

 

Condition

This scarf is in mint vintage condition. As new.

 

Measurements

85 x 86 cm – 33.5" x 33.8"

288,00 €
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LÉONARD Scarf

 

 

Charming silk scarf by Léonard Paris from the 1980s.

 

Description

This silk carré features a bold summer hat design print with flowers and a striped edging in vibrant colours such as pink, green, orange and lavender. It has a hand-rolled hem and is signed "LÉONARD PARIS".

 

Designer

Léonard was founded in Paris, France, when Jacques Léonard asked Daniel Tribouillard in 1958 to join the company as the designer of a new business, Léonard Fashion. In 1968, Tribouillard presented his first collection of printed silk jersey dresses with a slogan emphasizing the lightness of the fabric: "The Léonard Dress: 150g of happiness". Only a few years later, the House began to produce silk scarves, ties and perfumes. Léonard is known for their vibrant coloured floral prints.

 

Condition

This scarf is in excellent vintage condition with very slight signs of use (few faint stains).

 

Measurements

85 x 87 cm – 33.5" x 34.3"

228,00 €
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EMILIO PUCCI Scarf

 

 

Vibrant yellow African design print cotton scarf by Emilio Pucci from the 1970s.

 

Description

This large fine cotton scarf features an African tribal design "Mangbetu Head" signature print in shades of bright yellow and white with black outlines. It has a hand-rolled hem and shows the "Emilio" signature throughout the print.

 

Designer

Marchese Emilio Pucci di Barsento was born in Naples, Italy in 1914. He opened his first boutique "La Canzone del Mare" (The song of the Sea) on the island of Capri in 1949. By the 1960s his signature look reigned as the ultimate status symbol for the decade and women like Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall and Jacqueline Kennedy were seen in Pucci clothes. Pucci is known for his fanciful and psychedelic prints, espacially in silk knit and cotton velvet. His prints are signed "Emilio", rather than "Pucci". Emilio Pucci died in 1992.

 

Condition

This scarf is in excellent vintage condition – barely used.

 

Measurements

88 x 88 cm – 34.6" x 34.6"

288,00 €
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GUCCI Scarf "Flora" Red

 

 

Iconic silk scarf from the 1970s by Gucci.

 

Description

This foulard features the legendary "Flora" motif print with nine multi-coloured bouquets of flowers from all four seasons with butterflies, beetles, a dragonfly and a grasshopper on an ivory background with red border. It is made from silk twill, has hand-rolled edges and is signed "Gucci" and shows the artist's signature "V. Accornero" as well. The original care tag is still attached.

 

Designer 

Gucci was founded by Guccio Gucci (1881-1953) in Florence, Italy, in the early 1920s as a small family-run luggage company. Together with his sons, Gucci expanded his company selling fine hand-crafted leather accessories as well as silks and knitwear featuring his signature double G logo. By the 1960s Gucci's sons opened shops around the world and made the Gucci name synonymous with celebrity and chic. Gucci products quickly became internationally renowned for their distinctive style and turned into status symbols. They were valued by film stars and the international jet set such as Jacqueline Kennedy.

The legendary "Flora" print dates back to 1966 when Princess Grace of Monaco visited the Gucci shop in Via Monte Napoleone in Milan, Italy. Rodolfo Gucci wanted to gift her a special present and commissioned artist Vittorio Accornero to design a floral pattern for an original silk foulard. Today, it is one of Gucci's most timeless and storied motifs.

 

Condition

This scarf is in excellent vintage condition with very slight signs of use (few faint spots).

 

Measurements

87 x 87 cm - 34.3" x 34.3"

298,00 €
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EMILIO PUCCI Scarf

 

 

Stunning silk scarf by Emilio Pucci from the 1970s.

 

Description

This crêpe de Chine silk scarf features an African design print with chains and pendants in azure and lavender on a creme-white background. It has a hand-rolled hem, its original label and care tag and shows the "Emilio" signature throughout the print.

 

Designer

Marchese Emilio Pucci di Barsento was born in Naples, Italy in 1914. He opened his first boutique "La Canzone del Mare" (The song of the Sea) on the island of Capri in 1949. By the 1960s his signature look reigned as the ultimate status symbol for the decade and women like Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall and Jacqueline Kennedy were seen in Pucci clothes. Pucci is known for his swirling, vivid prints and geometric patterns in bold psychedelic colours, espacially in silk knit and cotton velvet. His prints are signed "Emilio", rather than "Pucci". Emilio Pucci died in 1992.

 

Condition

This scarf is in excellent vintage condition – barely used. Few hardly visible faint stains.

 

Measurements

84 x 86 cm – 33.1" x 33.8"

328,00 €
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CHANEL Scarf

 

 

Adorable silk scarf from the 1980s by Chanel.

 

Description

This scarf features the signature Chanel Camellia in ivory and mint green in the center of a mint green bow on an ivory background with a mint green border. It is made from crêpe de Chine, has hand-rolled edges and is signed "CHANEL". The original care tag is still attached.

 

Designer

Coco (Gabrielle) Chanel is famous for her timeless designs. She opened her first shop selling hats in Paris in 1910. In the 1920s she launched her first perfume, Chanel No. 5, and later in this decade the now legendary Chanel suits with boxy jackets and well-fitted skirts in pretty wools, tweeds and silks and the little black dress. Some years after her death Karl Lagerfeld became her successor as head designer in 1983. Since then he continues the Chanel legacy.

The story behind Coco Chanel's favourite flower, the Camellia, began with her lover Boy Capel. “Talk about love at first sight: Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel fell head over heels for the camellia after one was given to her by her polo-playing lover, Boy Capel." (ELLE). But Chanel also adored this flower for its almost geometrical roundness and the regular perfection and classical order of its pure white petals. In Southeast Asia, where the bloom is originated, the camellia represents longevity.

 

Condition

This scarf is in excellent vintage condition with very slight signs of wear (a barely visible tone on tone skinny stripe on one side of the bordering).

 

Measurements

84 x 87 cm - 33.1" x 34.3"

278,00 €
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CHRISTIAN LACROIX Scarf

 

 

Multi-coloured large floral print silk scarf from the 1980s by Christian Lacroix.

 

Description

The kaleidoscopic colours and print of this square silk scarf burst with energy and life. The center features a big yellow sunflower, the border a geometric pattern in turquoise, yellow, red, blue, green and purple. It has a hand-rolled red hem and is signed "Christian Lacroix Paris".

 

Designer

Christian Lacroix is a french designer. From 1981 to 1987 he was design director of Jean Patou. After that he opened his own couture house. He favored the hot colours of the Mediterranian region and a hodgepodge of patterns.

 

Condition

This silk scarf is in excellent vintage condition with one small faint stain barely visible.

 

Measurements

83 x 83 cm - 32.7" x 32.7"

218,00 €
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