CHANEL model A 40891 S0133 ss11

CHANEL mod A40891 ss11 sunglassespreservation

CHANEL mod A40891 ss11 sunglassespreservation

CHANEL model A 40891 was the only pair of sunglasses to hit the CHANEL spring/summer 2011 runway in Paris. The prototype seen on the runway was tweaked and perfected for CHANEL boutique retail in the few months that followed the fashion show, by LUXOTICA’s design technitians.

The result is what we see here. The temples have been made sturdier and the hole patterns have been designed off a new drawing rather than taking the pattern used for the bigger square model temples of this model’s big brother: A40892 (also present in our archives). The exclusively designed hole patterns on model A40891 make it even more special and unique.

The sculpt and production were made in Italy by LUXOTTICA. The frame is a sturdy acetate while the temples are both made of metal, lacquered in glossy black. There is a three-dimensional double “C” logo on each one of the two temples while the same logo was flat (bidimensional) on the catwalk prototype model.

Both models A40891 and A40892 have been photographed for size and temple pattern comparison and can be seen in this post’s image archive.

These sunglasses were a CHANEL boutique exclusive and were not available in any other eyewear retailer other than CHANEL boutiques worldwide.

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