History of Christian Dior Sunglasses

History of Pilot/Aviators

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The aviator was not to remain confined to the cockpit, however. Fitted with green lenses that could cut out the glare without obscuring vision, the first examples, which went on sale to the public in 1937, featured a plastic frame in the now-classic teardrop shape (echoing the form of pilot’s goggles), but was remodelled with a metal frame the following year and rebranded as the Ray-Ban Aviator. War games  With their anti-glare lenses, the Ray-Ban Aviator shades became popular with outdoor pursuits enthusiasts from fishermen to golfers, leading to the introduction of new models. The Ray-Ban Shooter – released in...

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History of Christian Dior Sunglasses

Publicado por Richard Southern en

The beginnings of the maison Dior The French designer revolutionized women’s fashion with his first haute couture collection in 1947. The lines he proposed were completely detached from the fashion of the time that had been affected by the war, its dramas and narrowness. Dior exalted femininity, with a creative genius who conceived new forms, wringing her waist and opening the skirt like the corolla of a flower. And “Corolle” was precisely the name of this collection, but it is known as “New Look”, a term coined by Carmel Snow, editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazar, who highlighted its revolutionary appearance. Each...

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