1970-2000 : k8361
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product code : k8361 : £ 85
  • 1970's translucent shaded amber optyl
    frame by CHRISTIAN DIOR, model

  • Can be glazed with Rx or sunglasses lenses.



other info
  • It was French designer Marc Bohan who collaborated with

    Wilhelm Anger, the Austrian inventor of Optyl, to produce

    Dior's first collection of eyewear designs in 1974. And Bohan

    was Dior, from 1961-1989. The House created some of the

    most exciting eyewear of the 1970's and 80's, using Optyl.

    They exploited its qualities - a poured and set epoxy resin -

    that lent itself to flowing organic shapes and allowed frames

    to be larger, as it is lighter than acetate. The material also

    has a luminosity that colour only enhances - here, the trans-

    lucent honey and amber tones just glow. All focus goes onto

    the eyes, as Dior themselves said of their designs in this pellucid,

    seductive Optyl. This flattering Dior model was extremely popular

    for eyeglasses: we have found it in different sizes and colourways

    - this is the medium 50mm size. It remains gorgeous daily glamour,

    still as fresh, and juicy even, as the day it was cast.

    NB: Optyl needs extra care when glazing and we would recommend

    us glazing it for you as we guarantee the frame during the glazing

    process if we use our optical lab.

                                                           — klasik

vintage eyewear : womens : 1970's by CHRISTIAN DIOR
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