This lovely silk Oleg Cassini scarf was a cinch to date! After doing a little research the very ad that offered this fine silk scarf made in Italy stated that you must place your order along with $4.00 and 2 empty packs of either Lark King Size or 100s cigarettes by December 31, 1969. The ad states, “Here’s one Olay Cassini scarf you can’t buy in a store.” And, of course, that was because the designer had specifically made this scarf for the Lark Cigarette company to offer to their devoted smokers as a premium. The retail value of the scarf in 1969 was given as $12.00 and was offered in three different colors as you can see from the photo of the actual ad. This particular one that I am offering for sale is the Green/Red version and those colors are especially nice with the wonderful heavy gold tone chain that holds a large round medallion with the designer’s interlocking initials, "OC". The scarf is also signed at the bottom right corner. Well made for a premium, the scarf is 100% silk made in Italy and hand rolled and hemmed edge.
***The ad for this scarf is not included in the purchase of this scarf and is used here purely for identification of the scarf.
Condition: Very Good
There are some faint brown spots on the scarf that can be seen in some of the photos and these are primarily in the top right corner near the green hemline, bottom left corner and along the left side midway. These all may come out with a good washing, but I have left the scarf as found as they are not glaring issues. Also, at the bottom left corner near the spots, there are two tiny pinholes in the silk, one of which has made a very small pull in the silk. These pinholes will not show in a photo because of the size. This scarf was probably worn only once or twice as it shows so little wear with the exception of the minor issues that have been noted. These certainly do not take away from this classic scarf that has a bit of that wonderful Italian style!
Label: Oleg Cassini signature incorporated into the screen print design.
100% All Silk, Made in Italy
27” x 26”
This seller is a proud member of The Costume Society of America (CSA) and The Vintage Fashion Guild (VFG).