womens : 1980's/90's : k5575
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product code : k5575 : £ 105
  • 1980's gold metal frame by GUCCI MADE IN ITALY

  • Original acrylic gradient brown lenses

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  • The Gucci story begins in 1920 when founder, Guccio Gucci,

    opened a saddlery and luggage shop in Florence, later adding

    handbags and accessories. The Gucci website says that Guccio

    was "...inspired by London, and the refined aesthetic of English

    nobility he had witnessed while working in the Savoy Hotel."


    Well, Klasik is not in the Savoy, but we are in London and our

    natural nobility - in matters optical - recognises the heritage

    and the refinement in this example of Gucci's eyewear, made

    in Italy just over 60 years later. The equestrian origins of this

    now grand fashion house are evident in their gold metal

    'horse bit' motif at the centre and the green and red inlaid

    stripes, which lead down both arms to the raised Gucci logos.

    The red and green colours were inspired by the webbing strap

    used to attach a saddle to a horse and first appeared on Gucci's

    luggage in the early 1950's. This pair is quite fine and delicate

    being all metal; the eyepieces are suspended from that top bar

    and you'll note that their shape echoes the iconic Gucci horse

    bit. Gucci were producing their magnificent - and expensive -

    sunglasses in the early 1980's: it was not until 1988 that

    Safilo became their manufacturer. This pair is likely to date

    from the Gucci days and so is redolent of the great and rather

    lovely things about this luxury Italian brand.

                                                           — klasik

vintage sunglasses : womens : 1980's by GUCCI (ITALY)
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