CHANEL model 38419 is part of the CHANEL boutique exclusive line from fall/winter 2009. This particular model was Read More
Jeremy Scott’s infamous acetate Mickey sunglasses were made as part of the fall winter 2009 pret-a-porter “mouse trap” collection. These shades were Read More
CHANEL model 5135 was produced in Italy by Luxottica, for regular authorized CHANEL eyewear retailers worldwide. This model was available in four principal colors: black (c.50187), blue (c.503/11), red (c.1034/13) and tortoise (c.50213).
Red has become one of CHANEL’s Read More
CHANEL model A 40793 is a CHANEL boutique exclusive design tribute to Edward Melcarth’s infamous bat shaped shades. Originally designed by Melcarth for Vampira in the late fourties, these sunglasses were redesigned by Edward as butterfly shades for Peggy Guggenheim. Karl Lagerfeld presented the CHANEL fall/winter 2009 cruise collection at the Lido in Venice, Italy. The collection was inspired by Read More
CHANEL model A 40792 is a CHANEL boutique exclusive design tribute to Peggy Guggenheim’s loved and infamous butterfly shaped shades. Originally designed by Edward Melcarth as bat shades for Vampira in the late fourties, Edward then redesigned them as butterflies for Peggy Guggenheim. Karl Lagerfeld presented the CHANEL fall/winter 2009 cruise collection at the Lido in Venice, Italy. The collection was inspired by Read More
Sunglassespreservation is happy to include the Uummannaq shades into our archive. This model has been a collaborative effort of Bijan Azami and Ap Verheggen and is inspired by and dedicated to the inuits. After showcasing the development of all the COURRÈGES inuit shades, the Uummannaq model finalizes our excursion into the eskimo inspired world where Read More
We are very happy to announce that we are now available on facebook as well! On our facebook page you can see our archived collection and many more models of sunglasses that are not in our archives but are nevertheless extremely interesting to post about and discuss. Snapshots of friends wearing sunglasses as well as archive images of people in shades from all epoches as well as links to sunglasses shops we like! Please like our page on facebook and share the love for shades! Thank you!