This is the third and last silk tie by Versace that I have to list and this one is of the same fine quality silk as the other two and as with the others, the colorful print is one of Versace's trademarks. Here he has combined as the background for the interesting print design rich burgundy which leans a little more toward red hues and a black leopard print on a brilliant and rich scarlet red background. All of the silk material has a watermarked appearance. The Medusa head is on a navy blue circle of silk and surrounded by yellow acanthus leaves with small fuchsia flowers amongst the leaves. Across the bottom of the blade are four yellow honeybees. Above the Medusa head is another palette of navy blue with delightful scrollwork and another honeybee and just above this section is a small diamond shaped section of navy blue with another hidden honeybee! On each side of this diamond shape there are two deep fuchsia bows and then continuing up the tie there is the striking and unexpected red and black leopard print! The tie is lined with beige silk with the designer's name in raised letters with a capital "V". It's hard to beat a Versace print....the detail and brilliance of color is marvelous! And, by the way, I believe this tie to be from the 1980's.
Condition: Very Good
Even though there are several issues to mention, none of which are on the front of the tie and will only be known to the wearer, I still will rate this tie as "Very Good." The front of the tie is "Excellent" with no stains or pulls in the silk, but there is some staining on the light colored silk which lines the tie and some of these can be seen in the photos and there are some that are more subtle and may not show. Also, there is one small place on the back of the tie which has obviously been resewn and this can, also, be seen in the photos. There is some loosening of the stitches which hold the tie together on the back. This can easily be professionally repaired if the new owner so desires. I reiterate that these issues do not show when the tie is being worn.
Label: Gianni Versace, Hand Made in Spain, Dry Clean, 100% Silk
Size: One Size Fits All
Total Length Point to Point: 58 ¼"
Width Across the Blade: 4"
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Item ID: 399
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