Claude Montana sunglasses made by Alain Mikli in 1988. These shades are made of a sturdy lucid black acetate with ligth violet/purple lenses. The special characteristic of this model is it’s unique pyramid on the front centre of the diamond shaped lenses. It sticks out as a horn in a very esoteric manner. This is a wonderful example of fashion and good taste meeting ritualistic manierism.
The shades have a signature and an exact date of the year of production which is extremly useful and should be done by every company and manufacturer that wishes their product to be properly placed in time and a particular era.
This model would best be suited for a scene out of David Lynch’s “red room” from “Twin Peaks”. These shades ar best explained if seen through the eyes of all the creatures and spirits populating the white and the black lodge. And the best person to wear them would be the singer of “sycamore trees”: Jimmy Scott! These sunglasses remind us of a time long past and forgotten when every statement and each gesture a human would make and do had a special deeper meaning.
The pyramid positioned on the front centre of the lenses is as close as a fashion accessory can get to representing and accumulating energy for the inner “third eye”. These are sunglasses for today’s modern rituals in which the magiacians try to connect back to the roots of where we really come from and where we really belong!
More about Claude Montana sunglasses model 101 by Alain Mikli is featured on page 295 in the book published by Taschen: “Eyewear – a visual history”, by Moss Lipow ISBN 978-3-8365-2565-7
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