Oliver Goldsmith’s Eyewear RetroSpectacular At National Glass Center

Oliver Goldsmith, eyewear purveyor to royalty and and celebrities the world over was honored in a spectacular way at the National Glass Center in the UK. I wish had seen it. Just to view the history of Oliver Goldsmith and his outstanding eyewear would have been a highlight of the year.

Oliver Goldsmith Expo

He was known as one the first eyewear designers to bring eyewear and sunwear into the fashion arena and featured many times in Elle, Vogue and other fashion magazines.

1950 Vintage

1950 Court Jester Sunnies

1950 Court Jester Sunnies

Tura in the USA created the Turette, while Oliver Goldsmith created the upsweep- hairband with little hands.

Oliver Goldsmith-hands

Bamboo Eyewear has been around since the invention of eyeglasses, but he was the first to bamboo into the fashion statement.

1958 Bamboo Sunglasses

1958 Bamboo Sunglasses

We have probably all seen the Wacky Fashions worn by rock stars and clubbers. You have to love this geometrical fan design.

OG- Fan Crazy Glasses

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Another artistic expression, reminding me of flowers.

Flowered Eyewear

Flowered Eyewear

Oliver Goldsmith- Flowers

He created other music themed eyewear, this one was a first for me.. Love it.

1980 Noteable Music Eyewear

1980 Noteable Music Eyewear

Back in 2012, Jeremy Scott Released his version of TV sunglasses, but Oliver Goldsmith was there first.

TV Eyeglasses

TV Eyeglasses

Oliver Goldsmith White Aviator Sunglasses worn by Lady Di

Oliver Goldsmith White Aviator Sunglasses worn by Lady Di

1985 Oliver Goldsmith Twin Storks Eyewear made when rumors of Lady Diana impending pregnancy

1985 Oliver Goldsmith Twin Storks Eyewear made when rumors of Lady Diana impending pregnancy

1982 The infamous Tennis Racquet Sunglasses

1982 The infamous Tennis Racquet Sunglasses

1985 Known the world over the Butterfly sunglasses

1985 Known the world over the Butterfly sunglasses

1995 Elephant Sunglasses

1995 Elephant Sunglasses

 

2005 John Malkovich

2005 Worn by John Malkovich as Humma Kavula in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

OG-Michael Caine

OG- Multi 2

OF-Multi

OG-British-Multi

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