Where Did Elton John’s Eyewear Go?

Elton John is one of the leading Trendsetters Of Funk and Fun Eyewear. Over the years he has worn thousands of eyeglasses, with rumors saying he has more than 250,000 pairs. While much has been written about Elton John eyewear, one wonders where are they?

Now we know! Safilo opened up a digital eyewear museum called the  Safilo Gallery and featured in the museum is some of Elton’s John Eyewear which was sold in a Sotheby’s auction in 1988.  Apparently the Elton John auction included almost 2000 items of artwork, jewelry, costumes, and of course his  flamboyant trademark eyeglasses.

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These glasses were worn by Elton John on several occasions during the first half of the 70s. They problably are the pair of glasses which really started his reputation for wearing attention- grabbing glasses. Elton John used them during the Captain Fantastic Tour.

These glasses were worn by Elton John on several occasions during the first half of the 70s. They problably are the pair of glasses which really started his reputation for wearing attention- grabbing glasses. Elton John used them during the Captain Fantastic Tour.

When Elton John received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, October 23, 1975 he wore this eyeglasses.

Elton John Star Eyewear

1970’s

These frames include prescription lenses as most of Elton John’s glasses were not just part of the costume, they were needed for sight. Indeed, Elton John suffers from severe myopia.

These frames include prescription lenses as most of Elton John’s glasses were not just part of the costume, they were needed for sight. Indeed, Elton John suffers from severe myopia.

1970' Flag Glasses

1970′ Flag Glasses

Lips Glasses Circa 1970

Lips Glasses Circa 1970

hese glasses has been worn several time by Elton John.

These glasses has been worn several time by Elton John.

Button

Sunglasses, previously owned by Elton John, 1980s.

Punk Glasses 1980's

Punk Glasses 1980’s

Elton John's Alain Mikli Sunglasses

Elton John’s Alain Mikli Sunglasses

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