Why the cravat is still tied in with celebrity style
The forerunner of the modern tailored necktie and bow tie is back in fashion
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The epitome of style and elegance in the 17th century, the cravat—a forerunner of the modern tailored necktie and bow tie—is a somewhat overlooked fashion accessory. The stylish neckband found favor in the 1940s and 1950s, with some of Hollywood's most famous leading men opting to wear colorful and print patterned cravats instead of drab and conventional ties. Women, too, would sometimes tie in their wardrobe with a cravat.
It was still being widely worn by celebrities in the 1970s, but in time the cravat fell out of fashion. Today, however, this fancy neckwear is back, seen decorating the necks of well-known actors, fashion designers, and entertainers.
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