An online journal of my life among the wild neckties.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
This necktie from Paco Rabanne takes a traditional medallion design and updates it with larger shapes and a wider, bolder color palette. Originally a jewelry designer, Rabanne (born Francisco Rabaneda Cuervo) launched his own fashion house in Paris in 1966. His use of metal as a dress fabric has inspired an enigmatic short story, "The Dress" by Elizabeth Brown, published by David Longhorn in Issue 17 of his excellent Supernatural Tales journal. (Note that there is a free PDF edition if you feel inclined to read the story right now.)