AUTHENTIC VINTAGE SUNGLASSES

KHANH Sunglasses

 

 

Collectible signature sunglasses by Emmanuelle Khanh from the 1970s.

 

Description

These rare and sought after model 8080 sunglasses are hand made in France and feature an oversized clear blue frame that is shaded in black. The edges are decorated with leaves-like cut-outs creating a three-dimensional effect. It comes with its original square gradient grey lenses. Both temples bear a silver metal "EK" logo on the outside. On the inside they are marked “Emmanuelle Khanh Paris“ and "8080 191".

 

Designer

Former haute couture model, fashion designer and stylist Emmanuelle Khanh was born Renée Georgette Jeanne Mézière in 1937 in Paris where she died on 17 February 2017. Emmanuelle Khanh was often called the French Mary Quant and known for her modern and youthful designs. In a 1964 Life magazine feature, Khanh declared, "The couture is dead; I want to design for the street." She formed her own company in 1971 and in 1972 she decided to create a collection of bold and colourful glasses. From this will result a series of iconic models, including the famous 8080 frame, worn by Emmanuelle Khanh herself and many celebrities such as Stevie Wonder and David Bowie.

 

Condition

These sunglasses are in excellent vintage condition. The frame shows minor wear that is only visible under close inspection. The original lenses show minor scratching and two visible scratches at the corners of the lenses that do not photograph. Due to the position they do not affect vision.

 

Measurements

Vertical Height: 6 cm – 2.4"

Horizontal Width: 15 cm – 6" (widest part)

Temple Length: 12,5 cm – 5"

338,00 €
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RAY-BAN Aviator Sunglasses

 

 

Legendary Ray-Ban Outdoorsman Aviator sunglasses from the early 1980s.

 

Description

These iconic early 1980s Ray-Ban by Bausch & Lomb large 62mm Outdoorsman Aviator sunglasses feature a thin gold-tone metal frame with a double bridge, an enhanced cream pearl brow bar, adjustable nose pads and the very rare Bausch & Lomb light blue gradient mid blue changeable glass lenses (non prescription), etched BL beside the hinges. They darken automatically in the sun. The signing on top of the nose bridge reads "B&L Ray-Ban U.S.A." while the bottom of the bridge is marked "B&L Ray-Ban 62 [] 14". They come with their original protective carrying case.

 

Condition

These sunglasses are in excellent vintage condition. Gently used. The tinted lenses show minimal scratching that does not affect visibility at all.

 

Measurements

Vertical Height: 6,2 cm – 2.4" (highest part)

Horizontal Width: 14 cm – 5.5"

Temple Length: 14 cm – 5.5"

258,00 €
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DIOR D03 Sunglasses

 

 

Iconic 1970s Christian Dior D03 oversized sunglasses.

 

Description

These spectacular and ultra-rare Christian Dior D03 sunglasses feature an oversized tri-coloured frame made in Optyl with the fading of colours from green to yellow to orange and tinted green gradient plastic lenses (non prescription). The frame is signed "Christian Dior" on the inner right temple (has partially rubbed off, see picture 10) and "D03" inside at the upper right corner (see picture 9). OPTYL logo sticker on the inner left temple.

1970s sense of life at its best!

 

Condition

The frame is in excellent vintage condition. The lenses show scratches throughout, some of them noticeable (for example see picture 7 and 9). Priced accordingly.

 

Measurements

Vertical Height: 7 cm – 2.8"

Horizontal Width: 14 cm – 5.5"

Temple Length: 11 cm – 4.3"

428,00 €
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RODENSTOCK Sunglasses

 

 

Chic neutral-hued sunglasses by Rodenstock from the 1960s/1970s.

 

Description

These high-quality 'Tofana' sunglasses feature a lightly oversized translucent taupe hexagonal frame with its original light brown medium tint square glas lenses. They are made in Germany and marked "Rodenstock Tofana 125" on the left temple.

 

Designer

Rodenstock is a German manufacturer of ophthalmic lenses and spectacle frames. The company, which was founded by Josef Rodenstock in Würzburg in 1877, is headquartered in Munich since 1883. Rodenstock is the only brand that delivers "spectacles from a single source" with frames and lenses as a complete provider. The frames collection has been allocated with more than 50 awards. Already in the 1950s the company won over international film stars as prominent brand ambassadors for their trendy frames, amongst them Hildegard Knef, Brigitte Bardot and Gina Lollobrigida.

 

Condition

These sunglasses are in excellent vintage condition. Minor wear, almost not mentionable and only visible under close inspection.

 

Measurements

Vertical Height: 5,3 cm – 2.1"

Horizontal Width: 14,5 cm – 5.7"

Temple Length: 11,5 cm – 4.5"

178,00 €
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