AUTHENTIC VINTAGE SCARVES

GUCCI Flora Scarf

 

 

Wonderful large iconic Flora motif light wool scarf by Gucci from the late 1970s.

 

Description

This is a fine c. late 1970s huge Gucci wool scarf. It features the historic Flora motif designed by Vittorio Accornero with nine multi-colored bouquets of flowers from all four seasons with butterflies, beetles, a dragonfly and a grasshopper on a black background.

 

The iconic 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.

 

The square design has raw cut edges and is made of a deep black fine wool that is extremely light and pliable and super light weight despite its size. This will allow you to wear it for many purposes, as a scarf, a shawl, a head wrap, a top or anything else you can dream up style wise. Apart from the attached label, the Gucci logo is screened directly onto the wool as well.

 

This scarf belonged to a German socialite and is guaranteed authentic. It has not been on the market prior to this.

 

Condition

This scarf is in excellent vintage condition. It looks to have been worn very little. One pulled thread, just mentioned for accuracy.

 

Measurements

135 x 135 cm – 53" x 53" (approx.)

 

Reference photo: Princess Grace of Monaco wearing a Gucci Flora motif silk neck scarf, 1960s. 

618,00 €
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HERMÈS Scarf ASCOT 1831

 

 

Very rare and highly collectible Hermès "Ascot 1831" by Françoise de la Pierrière silk scarf from 1969.

 

Description

"Here we are at Ascot, in the South of England, in 1831. The jockeys have swapped their heavy riding coats for fine shirts sporting the colours of their owners. Astride their thoroughbreds, the twelve riders pay homage to one of the most prestigious race tracks in the world. Created in 1711, every year it's the scene of "Royal Ascot", attended by the Queen, traditionally, in her landau." – Courtesy of Hermesology

 

This very rare and highly sought after Hermès "Ascot 1831" silk scarf designed by Françoise de la Pierrière – who was one of the best known Hermès illustrators – is an original issue and dates back to 1969. It was reissued in 2004 and 2011 as “La Ronde des Jockeys”.

 

The carré depicts twelve jockeys arranged in a circle around a horseshoe in a pretty colourway of pink, brown and gold. The silk twill is still crisp and the hand-rolled, hand-sewn edges are still plump. It features the artist's signature on the bottom right and is signed "© Hermès Paris" in the center.

 

This scarf belonged to the mother of a German socialite and is guaranteed authentic. It has not been on the market prior to this.

 

No box, but will be wrapped with love.

 

Condition

This scarf is in very good vintage condition considering its age of more than fifty years. Scarf has remaining fold lines from previous storage. Two faint small spots, a pen mark and light water spotting. Please review picture 8. Additional pressing/cleaning recommended.

 

Measurements

90 x 90 cm - 35.44" x 35.44" (approx.)

678,00 €
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HERMÈS Scarf LES POULAINS

 

 

Extremely rare and highly sought after Hermès "Les Poulains" by Xavier de Poret silk scarf from 1960.

 

Description

This beautiful "Les Poulains" by Xavier de Poret Hermès silk scarf is an original issue and dates back to 1960. Among many Hermès scarf collectors this scarf is considered a GRAIL scarf.

 

The design "Les Poulains", "The Foals", by French artist Xavier de Poret (1897-1975) celebrates the birth of a thoroughbred foal surrounded by various mares and foals. De Poret was a famous and accomplished artist especially known for his animal pencil drawings. All of his 14 creations for The House of Hermès are rare and highly sought after by collectors throughout the world.

 

The carré depicts nine amazing pencil drawings of thoroughbred horses and foals framed by bundles of hay on a taupe – a shade between dark brown and gray – backdrop. The silk twill is still crisp and the hand-rolled, hand-sewn edges are still plump. It features the artist's signature on the bottom left and is signed "Hermès Paris" on the bottom right. The fact that it does not bear neither a copyright sign nor a care tag classifies it as being an early issue from 1960.

 

This scarf belonged to the mother of a German socialite and is guaranteed authentic. It has not been on the market prior to this.

 

No box, but will be wrapped with love. Worn very little and neither dry cleaned nor washed the design shows the original folding lines. Please read our condition report below.

 

Condition

This scarf is in excellent vintage condition considering its age of sixty years. The slightest signs of use/storage. One tiny spot near the bottom border (see picture 7) and one almost tonal spot near the left border (see picture 8). Both only visible under close inspection.

 

Measurements

90 x 90 cm – 35.44" x 35.44" (approxim.)

 

Reference photo: Artist Xavier de Poret while drawing one of his animal motifs, circa 1960.

898,00 €
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MOSCHINO Scarf

 

 

One-of-a-kind silk scarf with a message "Best Things in Life are Trees!" by Moschino from the early 1990s.

 

Description

Franco Moschino's early 1990s creations often expressed his personal concerns on environmental issues such as saving the rainforest, racism and recycling and intended to increase eco-awareness in a cheerfully optimistic spirit.

 

This witty and rare "Best Things in Life are Trees!" silk foulard is a wonderful example of that time featuring various fallen leaves in the middle and four trees in the corners whose crowns are shaped like a heart, named "Quercus Quorum", a smiley face, named "Acer Smily", a question mark, named "Ilex Quesitum" and a peace symbol, named "Cedrus Paxis". Along all four sides of the border is a lettering "Best Things in Life are Trees!".

Wonderful colour scheme in various greens and Indian summer hues on a soft green backdrop framed with an ink-blue border and golden lettering on it.

The scarf is made from silk twill and the edges are hand-rolled. Signed "Moschino".

 

The scarf comes direct from a fashionable German client so has not been on the market prior to this. Worn very little, if ever, and neither dry cleaned nor washed the design shows the original folding lines and is as crisp as it was when purchased.

 

Condition

Excellent vintage condition.

 

Measurements

85 x 87 cm – 33.5" x 34.3"

 

Reference photos: Moschino advertisements from the early 1990s.

348,00 €
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EMILIO PUCCI Scarf & Blouse

 

 

Gorgeous signature floral print blouse and scarf set by Emilio Pucci from the 1970s.

 

Description

This rare 1970s vintage Emilio Pucci silk crepe blouse and scarf set is in an amazing colouring. Both pieces feature one of Pucci's signature rose prints in shades of pink on a lilac backdrop.

 

The lovely blouse is a straight cut design with a round neck and a tie that is built right into the neckline as an extension of the blouse, a yoke at the shoulders and back, two front pockets, long sleeves with soft gathered shoulders and buttoned cuffs and side slits. It closes down the front with fabric covered buttons and is signed "Emilio" throughout the print of the fabric and additionally "© Emilio Pucci" (see picture 10). The design is lined under the yoke with a plain lavender silk crepe, otherwise unlined and labeled "EMILIO PUCCI". Tagged a vintage size 10.

 

The corresponding silk crepe scarf features a variation of the blouse's rose print adding stylized trumpet flowers to the design and is surrounded by a light and bright pink border. Love the rose blossoms in the corners! It is super light weight and allows you to wear it for many purposes, as a scarf, a shawl, a top, a sarong (see pictures 13 to 15) or anything else you can dream up style wise. The design is signed "Emilio" throughout the print of the fabric and additionally "© Emilio Pucci" (see picture 18). The edges are hand rolled.

 

Condition

Blouse and scarf are in excellent vintage condition. One small pinhead mark on the blouse and one small stain on the scarf. Would not photo and nothing that detracts.

 

Size & Fit

Blouse

Shoulders: 39 cm – 15.4" (seam to seam)

Bust: 106 cm – 41.7" (from side seam to side seam)

Waist: 102 cm – 40.2"

Sleeve length: 56 cm – 22"

Length: 58 cm – 22.8"

 

Measurements are taken flat across from side seam to side seam and then doubled for bust and waist.

 

Modern Sizing Equivalent:

S to M

 

Scarf 90 x 83 cm – 35.4" x 32.7"

688,00 €
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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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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

 

 

Collectible first issue Hermès "Jouvence" silk twill carré by Leila Menchari from 1968.

 

Description

Very rare and collectible 1968 first issue "Jouvence" Hermès silk twill scarf designed by Leila Menchari. The scarf is titled "Jouvence" (Fountain of Youth) and was Menchari's first scarf design for Hermès which was first issued in 1968. Her design was inspired by and represents a mythical "fountain of youth" whose waters have the virtue of rejuvenating. The design was reissued in 1988 and 1997.

 

The wonderful colourway comprises of a cherry-red and gold border surrounding a white center background with design details rendered in golds and navy blues with red accents. The silk twill is still crisp and the hand-rolled, hand-sewn edges are still plump. It is signed "Hermès Paris" and "Leila M.". The fact that it does not bear neither a copyright sign nor a care tag classifies it as being a 1968 issue.

 

This scarf is guaranteed authentic and has not been on the market prior to this. No box, but will be wrapped with love. Worn very little and neither dry cleaned nor washed the design shows the original folding lines. Please read our condition report below.

 

Designer

The House of 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.

 

Condition

This scarf is in excellent vintage condition. Very faint folding marks which are noticeable upon close inspection only. Just mentioned for accuracy.

 

Measurements

90 x 90 cm – 35.44" x 35.44" (approx.)

 

Reference photo: Tunisian born, French trained, Hermès artist, Leila Menchari. Her career at Hermès began as an in-house model and continued as an artist/illustrator until her outstanding design work resulted in her appointment in 1977 as head stylist at the prestigious Maison by non-other than Jean Louis Dumas Hermès, the then president of Hermès.

548,00 €
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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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LÉONARD PARIS Scarf

 

 

Fabulous silk carré by Léonard Paris 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

 

 

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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