CHANEL model 05255 C0713 was made as part of CHANEL’s spring-summer 1995 pret-a-porter collection and catwalk. 1995 was a rich year for CHANEL sunglasses altogether as both spring and fall seasons saw a big amount of new shade designs and styles.
Model 05255 is the most representative of it’s season. It is made of extra thick bi-layered and colored acetate. The front of both frame and temples is in a strong bubble gum pink while the entire inner side of the acetate is an intense sun yellow color.
The extra oversize frame has slightly overbent curves and borders giving these shades a melty feel. This is size-wise the biggest model produced in 1995. It covers most of the face of the wearer, so much so that Claudia Schiffer, photographed by Karl Lagerfeld, does not wear model 05255 on her face in CHANEL’s ss95 look-book, but rather bites gently onto the tip of the right temple.
The two extremely thick temples have both an enormous double “C” logo, one on each outer part. The double “C” logos are made in gold metal and are subsequently covered up by a transparent layer of acetate. This specific double “C” logo is the biggest ever used for a side temple of any CHANEL sunglasses. It dominates the shade’s silhouette with it’s imposing 5 centimeter length!
These sunglasses are an editorial piece, produced in low quantities and are to be seen as an experimental design piece of the nineties rather than an every day wear accessory. We, of course, would wear it every day but we consider this model to be too precious to “over consume”.