BG-79 POSTER TIE : CREAM PHANTOM BLUE : PAUL BUTTERFIELD : MULBERRY NECKWEAR's "FILLMORE POSTER TIES"
ONE OF FOURTEEN designs from the special Mulberry Neckwear & Bill Graham collaboration from 1993. Printed on 100% silk jacquard and accompanied with a commemorative ticket-stub tag with an explanatory message. BRAND NEW without original tags or packaging. This tie also features an added sewn-on fabric tag from the iconic "FRED SEGAL" retail stores which date back to 1961 (interestingly enough Fred Segal was the wardrobe designer for Elvis; implying that Elvis certainly would have sported such artful apparel as this).
Licensed apparel for the Fillmore poster series is incredibly rare to find, put aside in unworn mint condition. The "Fillmore Poster Ties" collection stands out as one of the highest quality works of commemorative apparel, embracing the rare opportunity to carry the iconic designs of the 60's and 70's into fine menswear.
This commemorative tie from the series honors the BG-79 poster. This poster was made for the very first appearance of the power trio Cream at the Fillmore during their first US tour in 1967. The show also featured Paul Butterfield Blues Band & Southside Sound System.
Bonnie MacLean was the poster artist for the original BG-79 harkened to here, honoring one of her finest efforts in the series.
MacLean's recent passing made headlines around the world due to her fabulous body of work and contribution to the psychedelic art movement. The 1993 "Fillmore Poster Ties" CREAM PHANTOM commemorates her work in a form found nowhere else, allowing fans and collectors to carry her internationally recognized art into the future by carefully reimagining the BG-79 to fit so elegantly on apparel.