Reblogged from lunetier
VINTAGE JEAN CLAUDE KILLY SUNGLASSES Probably one of the most technologically advanced frames ever produced and guess what! they were designed in the 1980’s.
Word has it that these were actually manufactured by Cartier. The White and Gold frame combo, with beautiful mirrored ambermatic lenses make these sunglasses a show stopper. Made in France, the glasses are made of hollowed out carbon fiber and designed with a nose piece to absorb shock, rotating tips to keep the glasses from falling off, double springs at the temple for safety and a protective brow bar to absorb a frontal jolt. Killy agreed to lend his name to the eyewear with one major stipulation: that the design team create a product that he could wear skiing down a couloir, a steep mountain snow chute.