National Butterfly day is March 14 and we thought would celebrate Butterfly Eyewear today. Looking back, the first reference to to butterflies that we found was on a Harpers Bazaar issue in the 1940’s. Featuring a Butterfly with eyes superimposed on a woman’s face.
Maybe that inspired the 1950’s cat eye fashion with jeweled butterfly detailing. This 1950’s style is a crystal butterfly with wings closed.
In another vintage look, circa 1905 is the open butterfly look. Note the antenna’s and the colorful jeweled detailing.
Once again you can see antenna outlined with stones, monarch butterfly colorations with shimmery Sparkles.
One of the first to create a butterfly look, with meticulous detailing was Oliver Goldsmith. Only three of this particular model were made in 1962.
1964 brought together a new look with a bigger production by Oliver Goldsmith. These butterfly sunglasses were also available in Black.
Marian Slater is known for her exotic Eyewear Collection, many of which were butterfly shapes. This huge black with crystals butterfly takes on the shape of a mask.
Bring the drama of butterflies to the bridge and the temples.
Anglo American Eyewear is known for their quirky eyewear came out with their version of the Butterfly Look in 1980.
Many people call this a butterfly shape. In fact many and shape that is triangular and flowers out is many times called a butterfly shape.
Stella McCartney introduced Butterfly Charms in her eyewear in 2009.
Butterflies have been used in Fashion for hundreds of years. Aguri Sagimori in 2010 used a butterfly mask on the catwalk in Japan.
OVVO interpretation of a butterflies are on the temple.
Polish designer Slav Nowosad rainbow inspired butterfly.
Francis Klein, took the uplift sand added in butterfly charms.
Back on the runaways, this butterfly mask was used in the Lie-Sang-Bong Runway in 2013.
In fact 2013 there was a resurgence of Butterfly Charms.
For those who love butterflies and are looking for a more subtle look, you can always purchase Butterfly Charms for your eyewear that slides right on the temple. Available on Rons Optical.