Millinaire, an original shape from the OG archive, first launched in 1968
In 1968, when Millinaire was first launched designer Oliver Goldsmith was already dressing the stars and providing innovative statement eyewear for men and women with a taste for fashion and unique attention-grabbing style. They were appearing on magazine covers, were worn by the likes of Grace Kelly, Peter Sellers and Michael Caine, and famously popped up in movies such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s (on Audrey Hepburn in 1961).
Today the Millinaire model has returned – reintroduced into the Icons Collection at OG as part of the brand’s unique Winter Sun edition for 2020/21. The small oval shape – typical of the 1960s – is one of the classic shapes that remains integral to the evolution of the brand and its exciting history. The fine handcrafted detailing and design features such as the thick and elegant acetate temples and small subtle metal pins, on front and sides, are carefully reproduced as they were in their original form – and paired with state-of-the-art modern Zeiss sun lenses with especially light tints – to suit the winter sun.
The original Millinaire model from 1968 is one of over 70 pairs of glasses and sunglasses held at the V&A Museum in London – find out more at https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/the-oliver-goldsmith-glasses-collection#slideshow=61993239512&slide=0 – To view the new Millinaire online visit https://www.olivergoldsmith.com/product/millinaire-ws/