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The History Of Christian Dior Eyewear

CHRISTIAN DIOR CHEAT SHEET

Founder Christian Dior
Founded 1946
Logo Has changed over time but the CD logo was used extensively on vintage eyewear designs. 
All About Oversized luxury frames with both metal and acetate featuring heavily.
Look Out For The Dior 2555 11 is the forerunner to all the rounded cat-eye style frames seen today. 

 

A LICENCE TO SELL

For our first in the changed the game series of brand profiles it makes sense to start with Christian Dior. If you have ever wondered which major fashion label led the way in the move to high fashion eyewear and sunglasses then look no further than the House of Dior. Their licensing agreement with Wilhelm Anger, of Carrera and Viennaline fame, broke new ground in the industry and paved the way for the fashion brands of today to have their own eyewear collections. Back in 1966, when negotiations started, their profound effect on the way people think about eyewear could never have been predicted as Dior was still a relatively young brand at the time.

OPTYL THE WONDER MATERIAL

The primary reason for the phenomenal enduring success of Christian Dior eyewear comes down to the fantastical designs they release. The development of Optyl meant that a lot of the early Dior designs were able to create forms and shapes that had never been seen before. Taking inspiration from jewellery designs they firmly cemented the view that glasses can be more than just vision and sunglasses more than just protection.

"As a well cut dress follows every movement of the body. Christian Dior glasses, ultra-light, adapt perfectly to facial contours"

BUILD YOUR COLLECTION 

If you are looking for vintage Christian Dior sunglasses and optical frames then Ed and Sarna vintage is the place for you, we have a large collection of Dior frames from the early 70s to mid 90s shop our collection today.

Natalie Portman in Dior Sunglasses

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