During my weekend wanderings, I found a suitcase full of vintage ties at a yard sale. These had been in an attic for about 20 years. One of them is a vintage french Givenchy. The fabric tag says "Imported Fabric 100% Polyester". Image that, imported from the good ole U.S.A.
I Googled vintage Givenchy and found some very similar ties available as collectibles. Some of us remember when polyester was first created. It was a miracle fabric. Washable, no wrinkles. Woo hoo! Today natural fibers are in big demand. Wonder what the next 20 years will bring. Here's a picture of the Givenchy tie made into an Obi style sash.