Vintage glasses from legendary designer Dior are iconic in fashion history and a one of a kind way to add flair to your outfit. Known for luxury, Dior brought haute couture to the world of eyewear, creating eyeglasses and sunglasses that stand out. Eyeglasses Warehouse carries authentic vintage Dior glasses from the 1970s and 1980s to which you can add your own prescription or sunglass lenses.
If you are looking for men’s or women’s Dior glasses, our collection at Eyeglasses Warehouse is the best place to start your search. We also recommend coming back to our site often as our inventory is always changing.
About Vintage Eyeglasses and Sunglasses from Dior
By the time Christian Dior founded his fashion house in 1946, eyeglasses were already transforming into more than a utilitarian item for health and becoming a fashion accessory. Dior took that even further. The first vintage Dior eyeglasses debuted as part of Dior’s New Look collection in 1947.
As the decades went on, and Dior became a household name for high fashion, the designer also became innovators in the world of eyewear. Dior always intended their classes to be for more than just assisting vision and sun protection. Jewelry served as the inspiration for the glasses style and frames were made to fit around the contours of the face.
This type of design required new shapes which were made possible by Optyl. Optyl is a higher quality plastic than other frame materials like acetate, giving vintage Dior glasses better longevity and a lighter weight, while also enabling Dior glasses frames to be shaped in endless designs. Metal Dior glasses were another option
Among Dior’s vintage eyeglasses, one of the most collectible models is 2555 54, a unique cat eye frame from the 1980s. Other popular Dior styles included:
- Dior Cat Eye Glasses
- Dior Round Glasses
- Dior Aviators
- Dior Butterfly Glasses
Dior glasses were especially in vogue during this 1970s and 1980s. During this time, the pioneered trends like enormous lenses all designed with luxury in mind.
Outside of glasses design, Dior was also innovative in the business world. Their glasses designs were licensed first to Turo in the 1950s and then Carrera in the 1960s and onward. With this arrangement, the house of Dior was the first designer to have its own glasses collection. Other fashion houses soon followed by partnering with well regarded eyeglasses manufacturers to create their own eyeglass lines.
For collectors and fashion enthusiasts, Christian Dior is an iconic name in the world of style, and their glasses are no exception. We select only authentic Dior glasses and frames in wearable condition for inclusion in our collection here at Eyeglasses Warehouse so that you can be sure of receiving a high quality vintage pair to add to your wardrobe. See what we have available today.