In 1969, German eyewear manufacturer Wilhelm Anger, founder of Optyl International, was able to acquire a license from Dior and revolutionized the production of his glasses.
Using the Optyl, the lightweight thermo-hardening plastic of his own invention, he transformed luxury sunglasses into more accessible accessories to wear every day. The characteristics of this material also allowed for a greater range of models, from wide and original lines, unknown colors until then and delicate degradé of transparent, brown, green and grey colors that still characterize the style elegant and sophisticated by Dior.
As early as the mid-1970s, Dior’s eyewear collection dominated the optical industry and was continuously expanded until the 1990s. The Monsieur series of the 1980s was the most successful line, with elegant designer glasses for men.
In 1996 the license for the production of Dior glasses was granted until 2020 to the Safilo Group.
Even today, all Dior glasses are exclusive creations synonymous with modern elegance and optimal protection. Made from highly innovative materials, they are characterized by geometric lines and generous volumes that distinguish them for their originality, charm and elegance.