Here’s a little background on the designer. Vera Neumann found linen supplies dwindling due to the war effort and went in search of alternative materials for her products. She came across some parachute silk at an army surplus store, an event which marked the beginning of her scarf business. She kept her signature on art transferred to the scarves, thus creating the first signature scarf in history. “Vera scarves” became immediately popular and Vera herself was soon on first-name terms with well-known women around the country. Marilyn Monroe was a fan as were Grace Kelly and First Lady Bess Truman, who selected Vera fabric from Schumacher, Inc. to decorate the third-floor solarium windows and upholstery of the White House. Women from around the country also chose Vera products for their color and cheerful prints. There is also a Vera book. You can find it here.
Do any of you have any Vera Neumann’s lying around? I would be looking at resale and vintage stores because the scarves are popular right now. How cool if you were Ana in Fifty Shades of Grey and had this orange striped Vera?
Marilyn wore the orange striped Vera Neumann at her last photo shoot with photographer, Bert Stern. Too cool!