This week we focus our attention on Christian Dior and Christian Dior Monsieur Eyewear.
Despite early models from Christian Dior collection being manufactured by Tura in the USA, it was in 1966 that Austrian Born Wilhelm Anger claimed the Dior license .
Wilhelm Anger was most famous for developing and patenting the material and brand “Optyl” in 1946.
Optyl is a spectacle frame material which is incredibly popular and still used in manufacturing today. Optyl is a lightweight material, approximately 20% lighter than acetate, giving great comfort for the wearer. The material is hypoallergenic, heat resistant, very high quality and long-lasting. Optyl frames do not discolour over time.The Optyl stamp can be seen on the inside temples of the original vintage glasses and sunglasses.
We love vintage Christian Dior sunglasses and glasses as they are super stylish, coming from one of the most desirable fashion houses to grace the planet. The classic oversized styles create timeless eyewear which will never fade.
Christian Dior Monsieur was at the time the menswear division of the Dior fashion house. As of 2001 to the present day it is now known as Dior Homme, which makes the original CD Monsieur frames all the more desirable.
We pride ourselves by using high quality optical lenses and therefore all our Christian Dior Vintage Sunglasses come fitted with brand new lenses which have full UV protection which is key to quality vintage sunglasses. All of our Christian Dior frames are suitable for prescription lenses Click here to view the Lens Page.
With summer 2017 fast approaching, we wanted to let you in on this seasons latest sunglasses trends, mixing old with the new. Our original vintage sunglasses collection includes brands such as Christian Dior, Anglo American Eyewear, Carrera, Cutler & Gross and many more. Linking in with our vintage sunglasses collection we have the Cazal Legends collection, which is based on the original 1980’s designs