Oliver Goldsmith, founded in London in 1926, didnít invent sunglasses ó Nero wore thick slabs of emerald to shield his eyes from fierce Roman sun 2000 years ago. But there are few, if any, who have had the influence that Oliver Goldsmith has. They heralded an eyewear revolution, changing their perception from medical necessity to a fashion must-have.
If you havenít heard of the brand, chances are you have seen their frames. Their signature sunglasses have adorned nearly every major celebrity and style icon from the 50ís onward. Think 20th Century icons such as: Michael Caine, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren, Jackie O, Princess Diana, and the list goes on. A true pioneer, their sunglasses were the first to appear in Vogue, and they were the first to work with fashion houses to create one-off pieces for the catwalks.
Today, the legacy and traditions set forth way back then is continued through Oliverís great-granddaughter Claire Goldsmith. The same quality, craftsmanship, and pride in handmade eyewear ó One of kind sunglasses that speak not through obnoxious logos, but by the beauty, individuality, and personality in their designs.
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