Oliver GoldsmithManhattan (1960)
Founded in 1926 by P. Oliver Goldsmith, Oliver Goldsmith is an eyewear manufacturer, mostly know for revolutionizing the world of sunglasses. In the 1950s and 60s, Goldsmith designed a selection of unusual sunglasses, making them not only a means of protecting eyes from the sun but also a fashion accessory. When it came to eyewear, Oliver Goldsmith was synonymous with stars and style.
Designed in 1960, The Manhattan is Goldsmith’s most iconic frame. It is famously worn by Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golighty in Truman Capote’s ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’. Other famous wearers of include Michael Caine, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren, Jackie Kennedy and Princess Diana. Also, Oliver Goldsmith 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.
Pictured below is Audrey Hepburn wearing the iconic Manhattan glasses:
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