This graphic vintage silk scarf was a birthday gift from my friend Monica; she's a fellow hunter, schooled in the promise of pre-owned. Living in NYC, she searches for finds that suit her understated cool lux look. This scarf was designed by Richard Allan; an employee of scarf maker Jacqmar, he bought the company in the mid 50s, giving it his name. Jacqmar was originally a London company that supplied silk fabric to Paris couture houses. The management realized they could make scarves (and profits) from off-cuts, and a classic was born. Look out for scarves marked with either name, they are becoming highly collectible.