These vintage sunglasses by Linda Farrow of London are circa 1970s and still have original tag and sticker. The frames are brown tortoise shell plastic. The sides and arms are goldtone metal with brown plastic. (Please note...our manikin head is not quite as big as a human head so these look big on her but would fit most adults.)
These measure 5 1/2 inches across the frame, arm to arm. The frames are similar to the oversized style made fashionable by Jacqueline Kennedy. The lens measure 2 1/4 inches high. The lens are dark green. The arms are 5 1/4 inches long.
The arms open smoothly. These were made with the best optical hinges available and the components used were the same as those of the most expensive sunglasses made at the time. (I can attest to the fact that I've worn Farrows since I got them in the late 1980s and I've NEVER had a pair break on me. I still wear the same 2 or 3 styles and they still look as good as ever. Sunglasses don't go out of style...they just keep coming back in style.)
These sunglasses are marked FARROW on inside arm with style number. These are overall in like new unworn condition.
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HERE'S THE BACK STORY ON THESE SUNGLASSES...
You've probably heard the expression 'British cousins'. Well, we're proud to say we actually DO have British cousins and they're the name behind one of the most successful names in high-fashion luxury eyewear / sunglasses...Linda Farrow.
In 1970, Linda Farrow and my uncle Julian established the eyewear company that became successful all over London, the UK and Europe. When we moved from NYC to Florida, I became the first (and only) U.S. rep for Farrow after my uncle shipped me several boxes of vintage Farrow sunglasses to sell to boutiques and surf shops. They were a big hit in the Florida sun but I just couldn't keep up with it so the sunglasses sat in our warehouse after sitting in the Farrow London warehouse.
"Auntie Linda" was originally a fashion designer herself. She was one of the first to treat sunglasses as fashion, always experimenting. Farrow pioneered many of the shapes and styles that remain popular today. Her bold use of shape helped move eyewear into high-fashion territory with avant-garde styles worn by stars like Yoko Ono. Farrow worked with brands such as Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and Sonia Rykiel.
After a twenty year hiatus, the brand was revived in 2003 by Farrow’s son Simon, a brilliant innovator himself, following the discovery of a substantial archive of vintage sunglasses in the family’s London warehouse. The brand relaunched under the name ‘Linda Farrow Vintage’. Farrow created sunglasses for Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Elton John, and many others whose sunglasses do more than keep the sun out of their eyes. Over the years, Farrow has been featured in every major fashion magazine.
Today, operating under the original Linda Farrow name, the brand is renowned for collaborating with some of the world’s most acclaimed designers – Dries van Noten, Phillip Lim, Jeremy Scott among many others. Linda Farrow is a name that keeps the eyewear world fresh and exciting. We're proud of our British cousins.
RL10675 | Retro Linda Farrow London Vintage Sunglasses - Old Stock Unworn