women's 1980's/90's : k5549
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product code : k5549 : £ 55
  • Never worn 1980's layered dark rose and pearl
    on crystal plastic frame marked CHRISTIAN

  • Original gradient rose coloured lenses



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  • The name of designer Christian Latour has perhaps not

    maintained as high a profile as that of Guy Laroche, but

    in the 1980's, both chose the same maker - in France -

    for their sunglasses. We were lucky to find this pair by

    Latour, unworn, and just loved the wrap shape and raspberry

    ripple colours. The lenses are an inky purple and being in

    a gradient tint and divided into two at the bridge, the look

    of this wrap style is less engulfing. The overall lightness is

    enhanced further by the pearlescent colours of the frame,

    which also accentuate that seductive dipped brow. The

    stepped shaping is quite 'Deco' and the arrow-end gold tabs

    with tiny, dinky screws and the CL logo, bring us right back

    to the Eighties. The lenses have been stored incorrectly so

    they are not perfect but this doesn't detract too much from

    what is a pair of sunglasses from the last days of French

    fashion designers using French makers: the world's greatest.

    In the 1990's came mass-production and the move to

    factories in the Far East. It's really never been the same since.

                                                           — klasik

vintage sunglasses : womens : Never worn 1980's by CHRISTIAN LATOUR (FRANCE)
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