CHANEL model A 40803 fw09 cruise

CHANEL mod A40803 cruise fw09 sunglassespreservation

CHANEL mod A40803 cruise fw09 sunglassespreservation

CHANEL “on a stick”. Interesting model made for the cruise fw 2009 collection. This model was a CHANEL boutique exclusive. The fall cruise 2009 collection was presented at the Venice Lido and was inspired mostly by Italian Venetian Baroque, as well as twenties movie makeup and blonde wave wigs.

These sunglasses are made as a ball mask but without any baroque ornaments on them. It seems to blend the use of a mask with simple sunglass design lines made in 2009. A curious hybrid of styles and design influences. The stick, made of acetate, has a tiny double “C” logo hidden underneath it, at the bottom of the stick and another metal double “C” logo on the top, next to the acetate lenses. A very elegant and, for a mask, parodoxically minimal sculpt.

This model became famous for it’s use in the “sex and the city 2” movie which made it pretty easy to track down in CHANEL boutiques because they all stocked up on it after the movie was released. Despite the over-exposure this model has been given because of the movie, it still is a tiny masterpiece of suglass design. It was also given quite some attention in the reality T.V. show on WE: “Braxton Family Values” in season one, aired in 2011. The Braxton sisters buy Toni Braxton a birthday present and it is the CHANEL shades model A 40803. After Toni is given the present, her sister Tamar gets jelaous and tries to find the same pair for herself but fails as the sunglasses are sold out.

These shades were produced by LUXOTTICA for CHANEL, in Italy.

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