A CHANEL boutique exclusive. This model is from the ss11 collection, oversize, square frames in acetate and gradient lenses. The temples are made of thick metal laquered in black, with small, lightly tilted double “C” logos. One on each side. The metal temples are perforated to form a fifties-like wall or stone floor pattern that casts light and shadows on the face.
CHANEL did not make it easy for anybody to get a hold of these sunglasses. They arrived very late to the boutiques, as the summer collections had already been in stores for weeks before this model actually hit the shelves. Most CHANEL boutiques worldwide hadn’t even ordered them. More pictures after the jump.
The sculpt and production were made in Italy by LUXOTTICA. The frame is a sturdy acetate while the temples are both made of metal and then lacquered in glossy black. There is a double “C” logo in each one of the two temples and it is three dimensional on the final retail product while they were flat bidimensional on the catwalk prototype model.
This is a bigger oversized frame model and it came out with it’s smaller brother model A40891 which has also hit the CHANEL spring summer 2011 catwalk and is also present in our archives here. Both models A40891 and A40892 have been photographed for comparison in size and temple patterns and can be seen in this posts image archive.
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