women's : pre-1970 : k8319
product code : k8319 : £ 145
  • 1950's grey pearl layer on black plastic frame

  • Can be glazed with Rx or sunglasses lenses.



other info
  • Although in the 1950's American Optical didn't stamp the

    name on the frame, we know this is Prelude as it appears in

    their catalogue for 1958, when it was new that year. It was

    described thus, "Dramatically modern...Beauty and fashion

    appeal...Modestly upswept eyeshape...Two-tone treatment."

    This was a new shape for eyewear in that it wasn't as upswept,

    it was a slightly flatter, wider shape - a sign of things to come,

    hence "modestly". Ours is the Pearl Onyx colourway, the pearly

    grey layer extending down the arms. Looks hardly worn, in new


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