Vintage LIZ CLAIBORNE ladies silk scarf with a large floral bouquet in the center field and dark pink carnations, purple pansies and colorful wildflowers along the border. Colors consist of purples, pinks, blues and golden yellows on a creamy white background. Mint condition with no damage to note. Measures 30-1/2" X 31".
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.
A2632 - Vintage LIZ CLAIBORNE Floral Bouquet Purple Pansy Silk Scarf