This VERSACE model was made as a boutique exclusive for the VERSACE man fall winter 2010 collection. The entire collection was very “TRON” inspired. A very beautiful collection in which many models wore these sunglasses on the catwalk.
This model was made by LUXOTTICA, in Italy, but it is not the first time that we see these sunglasses. In fact, it is a very recurrent model. As far as we know, the first time this cut was used was back in the eighties by Mary Quant, in France, then we saw it as a remake for the T.V. series “nightrider”, with David Hasselhoff, with added light effects in the upper frame and batteries on the inner part of either right or left temple.
Then Gianni Versace discovered them and since the early nineties this model has been often used by VERSACE‘s creative team in various material/color combinations. The model you see here is just the latest incarnation of these sunglasses. It is completely black with two black medusa heads tightened one to each temple by a tiny screw. The lenses are also screwed to the frames. They are very wide. Like all VERSACE – LUXOTTICA made sunglasses, these have their own unique identification number engraved into the lenses. This helps alot to identify originals.
The look of these sunglasses is very futuristic in the way only the eighties could see futurism. They have been updated to suit the mood of 2010 and we believe they still look stunning after almost more then thirty years since they have been designed for the first time and nobody could resurrect them better with more style than VERSACE.
The material the temples and frame seem to made of is nylon.
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