Vintage LIZ CLAIBORNE Equestrian Fox Hunt Silk Scarf featuring fox hunters on horseback and the traditional fox hunt horn in brilliant colors of magenta, red, purples, golds, cream tans and black on a dark hunter green background. Measures 31" x 31" and in excellent condition with no damage to note. Designer Liz Claiborne's name is noted in the lower corner.
Fox hunting is an activity involving the tracking, chase, and sometimes the killing of a fox, traditionally a red fox, by trained foxhounds or other scent hounds, and a group of unarmed followers led by a master of foxhounds, who follow the hounds on foot or on horseback.
Fox hunting originated in the form practiced until recently in the United Kingdom in the 16th century, but is practiced all over the world, including in Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, Italy and the United States. In Australia, the term also refers to the hunting of foxes with firearms similar to spotlighting or deer hunting. In much of the world hunting in general is understood to relate to any game animals or weapons (e.g., deer hunting with bow and arrow); in Britain and Ireland, "hunting" without qualification implies fox hunting (or other forms of hunting with hounds - beagling, stag hunting, mink hunting, drag hunting or hunting the clean boot) as described here.
The sport is controversial, particularly in the UK, where it was banned in Scotland in 2002, and in England and Wales in November 2004, though shooting foxes as vermin remained legal. Proponents of fox hunting view it as an important part of rural culture and useful for reasons of conservation and pest control.
After 25 years as a New York designer, Liz Claiborne co-founded her own firm in 1976, first designing stylish, moderately priced sportswear that freed working women from plain, dark suits, then expanding into menswear, accessories and perfume. Liz Claiborne Inc. broke into the Fortune 500 list of "America's largest corporations", becoming the first company founded by a woman to be so honored. She died in New York City in 2007.
Born Anne Elisabeth Jane Claiborne in Brussels, Belgium, on March 31, 1929, Liz Claiborne is best known for revolutionizing the women's apparel industry in the United States. She served as head designer and co-founder of the company that bears her name, Liz Claiborne Inc., for more than 20 years.
The daughter of a banker, Claiborne spent many of her early years abroad, and became fluent in both French and English. Claiborne and her family moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1939. After World War II ended, she moved to Europe, where she studied art. Claiborne never earned a high school degree. At the age of 19, she won a design contest held by Harper's Bazaar magazine, and soon moved to New York City to pursue a career in the fashion industry.
Claiborne's first job was as a sketcher for sportswear designer Tina Leser, also working from time to time as a size model. She worked for several other designers over the next few years, and, in 1950, married book designer Ben Schultz. The couple had one son, Alexander, before divorcing. In 1957, Claiborne married Arthur Ortenberg.
A2627 - Vintage LIZ CLAIBORNE Equestrian Fox Hunt 100% Silk Scarf