These sumptuous scarves are unisex and can be styled in a myriad of ways. As a neck tie, or flamboyantly large bow tie. Or as a belt or hat adornment. The possibilities are endless, especially with the larger ribbons.
The lavallière, otherwise known as the ribbon scarf or twilly, brings both the court of the Sun King and the limelight of the fin de siècle theatre to life again in one fabulous bow. The name originates in France and is taken from the Duchesse de la Vallière who had a penchant for dangly ribbons with jewelled pendants. But the ribbon scarf (without pendants) was made famous by an actress not a duchess. With the stage name Eve Lavallière she had started her career tying ribbons in a hat factory. And soon the name became French shorthand for the ribbon cravat.