Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Vintage Sunglasses

1954, Hubert de Givenchy

After days and days of rain, the sun is finally out today, which means it's the perfect time to break out your vintage sunglasses! The days are getting longer, and Daylight Savings Time is in effect, so most of you won't be driving home in the dark anymore. Enjoy today's look at 25 years of sunglasses.

1958, Sol Amor

1965, Courreges famous slit sunglasses

1967, Jean Patou

1973, Pierre Morly

1979, Mikli


Alicia said...

I adore the look of vintage sunglasses, but I'm afraid to wear them for a lack of UV protection! Is there a way to get around that?

(LOVE your blog, by the way.)

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

If you have vintage frames that you like, take them to your local optometrist and have him put in modern UV lenses!

The Novelist said...

I had to giggle at the hat/sunglasses!

Lemondrop Marie said...

How gorgeous- those Morley glasses are FANTASTIC- oh to discover some of those someday.
Sometimes vintage plastic is really brittle and hard to work with so when I find a pair in great condition it's a lovely day.

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Gladys said...

I love the hat sunglasses. I remember watching Gidget and she had a hat sunglasses. I so wanted to find a hat like that a couple of years ago. I had this great idea to take our Christmas pictures on the beach as Gidget and Kahuna. Alas no luck finding them anywhere.

I do own a pair of 1960's Ray Bans that are black cats. They belonged to my mother and I took them to my local Pearl Vision and had them fitted and relensed. I even had them put in cheaters for reading on the beach. :)

Deja Pseu said...

How fun! I just bought a pair of new sunglass frames (added my prescription lenses...oy! the cost!). Mine channel a "French Riviera, 1959" vibe. I told the optician now I need a convertible to go with these!

Vintage Venus said...

Great post. x

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