It seems like 1990 was just yesterday to some of us. In the fashion eyewear world, 1990 is considered vintage or retro. There has been quite a bit of changes in the optical industry since 199o as with most industries, mergers and acquistions has dominated the landscape. We started to see the rise of branded and designer eyewear. This is the time that eye doctors started advertising and the rise of chain retail stores.
Christian Dior in 1990 was distributed by an Austrian company called Optyl, which has since been bought by Safilo, who still distributes Christian Dior Eyewear.
In the United States, Carl Zeiss does not distribute any eyewear. In the 1990s you are seeing Zeiss with an old German line called Metzler.
I don’t remember who was distributing Versace back in the 1990’s. It has been distributed by several companies since that time and has been distributed by Luxottica since 2003.
Ellen Tracy Eyewear is currently distributed by ClearVision Optical.
Cartier is distributed by Cartier
Yes that is Sugar Ray Leonard pitching sunwear from Visual Scene Sun.
Oliver Peoples is an eyewear manufacturer of glasses and sunglasses, established in 1986 by Ken Schwartz and Larry Leight. The company was founded in West Hollywood, CA and first appeared on the cover of German Vogue in 1987. It began selling vintage frames from a boutique and now includes a number of brands, including Oliver Peoples Vision, Mosley Tribes and Paul Smith Spectacles. In 2006, Oakley, a subsidiary of Luxottica, acquired Oliver Peoples for $55.7 million (Wikipedia)
Tura is celebrating their 75th anniversary this year. They were merged with Eschenbach last year.
Guess Eyewear has always been distributed by Viva, which was bought this year by Marcolin Eyewear
St. Moritz Eyewear
After a hiatus, Matsuda is back and distributed by Matsuda
Cazal Eyewear is distributed by Eastern States and UltraOptical
Persol was bought by Luxottica in 1995.
Neostyle Eyewear is distributed now out of Germany
Foster Grant Eyewear was distributed by FGX which in turn was bought by Essilor several years ago.