vrijdag 17 oktober 2014
The famous couture house Christian Dior started their first glasses line in 1976 and it's safe to say that they took the stage by storm. Everything about Dior glasses was revolutionary, never seen before: the use of a new material called Optyl, the transparent basic colors, the strikingly bold frame shape and even the big logo on the arms. The new style became immediately popular among clients who could afford the high price of the glasses. I was working in Switzerland at the time, a country that had always been quite conservative in eyewear fashion. Within weeks the streets of the French speaking part of Switzerland were full of elegant girls and ladies sporting Christian Dior glasses. My then life partner and I were penniless students but we bought a pair of green Dior glasses for her anyway :). Here Maria is showing what the international excitement was all about.