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These sunglasses were created in Seattle, the city of Boeing airplanes. They have a distinctive bridge with a metal screw between the two lenses. They were first made in 1931, when they were adopted by the pilots of the U.S. Army Airforce. More than sixty years later, in 1993, Diego Della Valle and Luca di Montezemolo purchased the label. Today, these eyeglasses made of metal and celluloid are produced and distributed by Leonardo Del Vecchio’s company, Luxottica. They are famous for having been immediately adopted by such celebrities as Ornella Muti, Sylvester Stallone and Sharon Stone. Beginning in fall 1997, a new line of eyeglasses was introduced. Some models hark back to the classic metal structure, while others are in 1950s retro style.

Wilkens

Emily (1920). American fashion designer. She was responsible for the invention of teenage style for American girls. An invention that long preceded the appearance rock ‘n’ roll and the films of James Dean, and which Spring from her remarkable ability to capture the moods and desires of the young people of the time. Her main goal was to show the fashion world that the wardrobe of young women needed to be conceived and designed with the same amount of care and dedication as for their mothers. Especially because the times and general prosperity were heralding the advent of a burgeoning consumerism among young people.

Wainwright

Janice (1937). British fashion designer. She studied at the Kingston College of Art in London and then enrolled in the Royal College of Art, where she now teaches. At the end of the 1960s she was considered one of the brightest talents in Swinging London. Her preferences range from dinner and evening wear to luxurious fabrics, bright colors, embroidered jersey enriched with precious appliqués. Her lines are always quite feminine, fluid and seductive. Her prêt-à-porter dates back to 1974.

Winants

Christian (1978). Belgian fashion designer. Recently graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, he began to work with the guru of the Belgian school Dries van Noten, who at first put him in charge of the knitwear line, and progressively assigned him more and more important tasks. In 2001 he won the Jury Prize from the Hyères Festival and soon the doors of Bendel in New York and Via Bus Stop in Japan were swinging open for him.