rare silk film scarf by Richard Allan
front of vintage silk scarf
Close up on the Richard Allan signature
close up of the man hitting the gong on the scarf
close up of one corner with signature


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Richard Allan very rare designer silk scarf from 1970s

This is a very rare vintage silk scarf by designer Richard Allan that was commissioned by 'The Rank Organisation' film company.  The film company folded in 1997 which makes it even more rare. The scarf was part of the Cannes Film Festival in the 1970s. It features their trademark of the 'Gongman' hitting the gong - which was first used in 1935 and is seen in the opening title of their films. It is an iconic film emblem. These scarves were limited-edition to celebrate the film industry. There are a few small marks which should come out with silk cleaner. Would obviously be great to wear but would also look amazing framed and on a wall for interior decoration. Very striking and a true vintage collectible that will continue to go up in value. Only a few of these were made. In very modern colour combination of yellow, grey and black.

100% Silk

26in x 26in/66cm x 66cm

About Richard Allan
He founded his company in 1962 and gained a reputation as an innovative producer of silk scarves in bold, abstract designs with distinct, off-beat colours, as well as striking monochromes. Many of the Richard Allan scarf designs reference the Art Nouveau style which historically aimed at modernising design, drawing inspiration from both organic and geometric forms. The silk squares of heavyweight silk twill were screen printed at David Evans & Co in Crayford, Kent and finished by hand in London. In the first year of trading, Richard Allan sold over 50,000 scarves. The company continued until 1982. His scarves were sold in London at Fenwick, Fortnum & Mason, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Liberty and Selfridges. This scarf would have been a special commission by The Rank Organisation.


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