FOR SALE—Mint condition midcentury French couture, and a perfect accessory for that ‘50s Continental look. Today’s #tieoftheday is a pristine striped, blue, black, & dark green silk tie by Jacques Fath, with original price tag still attached. The silk is among the most tightly woven I’ve encountered, and feels incredible to the touch.
Jacques Fath (1912-1954) was a French fashion designer who was considered one of the three dominant influences on postwar haute couture, the others being Christian Dior and Pierre Balmain. As self-taught designer who learned his craft from studying museum exhibitions and books about fashion, Fath hired a number of young designers as assistants and apprentices, some of which later went on to form their own houses, including Hubert de Givenchy, Guy Laroche, and Valentino Garavani. The Fath design house closed in 1957, three years after Fath’s passing from leukemia. (Please see eBay link in profile or DM for details.)