Vintage Pucci Sunglasses and the first job in eyewear I ever wanted.
Posted By :Date :admin | 07-10-2018
One of the first things I wanted to do when I decided to design sunglasses was get the Emilio Pucci license. I always thought Pucci sunglasses from the 1960s were cool. They represented the moment when Jackie O fashion got dosed with acid and erupted into colors; a peak of optimism nobody back then imagined would soon crumble into a bummer. Pucci Sunglasses were first made in France. Unhemmed Vivara print scarves were laminated between two sheets of acetate, one clear one black, and the resulting sheet was then cut…
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Le Corbusier Eyeglasses; Memories of Paris and Silmo
Posted By :Date :admin | 07-10-2018
Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris AKA Le Corbusier was a Franco-Swiss architect. He wore thick eyeglasses which were characteristically French in their heft and cut. Brutalist eyeglasses, you might call them… *** It’s trade show season. Fashion Week is winding its way around the world. Vision Expo West was last weekend and Silmo in Paris this past weekend. I’m busy working on something in New York and wasn’t at Silmo. I do remember past Silmos well. The most unforgettable occurred a number of years ago. I could probably figure out which year but…
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Shuron 12K Gold Filled Glasses & an American History lesson
Posted By :Date :admin | 07-10-2018
Pictured is some of the best made mass produced eyewear ever. A lovely art deco pattern zigs and zags over every surface of the beveled eyewires and temples. The cast skull temples gleam. The process of gold filling a frame like this was complicated. The highest concentrations of gold were placed at points of wear, where frame met skin. In addition note the solid 14 karat nose pads, which were seldom seen after the early 1930s. They were impervious to skin oils. Almost immediately upon taking office in 1933, Franklin…
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Posted By :Date :admin | 07-10-2018
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