Vuarnet was born from a partnership between a Parisian optician and a French Alpine skiing legend.
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Their modern look might suggest that they are a brand new addition to the Vuarnet collection but 006 sunglasses were first launched back in 1960 when, right from the start, they began making waves.
An evolution for the brand as we move closer to the optics market, offering our own frames with the possibility of a clip-on equipped with Vuarnet mineral lenses. For a style both modern and retro.
This winter, Vuarnet's Glacier model has been given a whole new look. Sculpted in matte black as pure as the darkest night, the Glacier Eclipse has been reinterpreted by Vuarnet.
An exciting fusion that brings new possibilities to the French heritage of an established brand. John Dalia meticulously fashions each pair of his glasses while Vuarnet has been providing the best sun protection with high quality, timeless and contemporary products since 1957.
In 1956, the iconic ski resort of Cortina hosted the first Winter Olympics to be held in Italy.
Vuarnet becomes official partner with Courchevel and Mégève ski schools in France as well as those of Cortina d'Ampezzo and Sestriere in Italy.
In 1995, Vuarnet becomes the official sponsor of the prestigious America's Cup. Teams from all around the world wear Vuarnet glasses for this great sailing race.
Vuarnet is the official sponsor of the Los Angeles summer Olympics in 1984. On the radio, Californian speakers launch a brand new expression: "It's a Vuarnet day today!" to describe a sunny day.
Vuarnet stands for sheer excellence in sunglasses, setting entirely new standards for quality and know-how. A French institution, best known for its alpine skiing heritage and its assured sense of elegance. AMI is a clothing treasure trove.
In the 80s, Vuarnet is all the rage in the States. From Mick Jagger to the Kennedys, everyone was drawn to the elegant and pure 'made in France' style.
The year 1980 marked the birth of the legendary Glacier model. Many celebrities such as Miles Davies adopted its unique appeal inspired by frames worn by 1930s airline pilots.
The 006 model is made famous in 1969 by Alain Delon in the French film by Jacques Deray : La Piscine. Alain Delon wears his pair of 006s whether on set or out on the town.
In 1960, Jean Vuarnet won the gold medal at the Squaw Valley Olympic Games wearing 002 Skilynx lenses given by optician Roger Pouilloux. Following the victory, the two men decide to work together to create an innovative and stylish brand of sunglasses — Vuarnet
Roger Pouilloux, an optician based in the heart of Paris and mountain enthusiast, launches the Skilynx lens in 1957. Thanks to its incredible brightness, skiers could make out the undulations of the ground much better and ski in whiteout conditions.
As a child, skier Jean Vuarnet races down the slopes of the Alps. He is renowned for his high speed and wins numerous national competitions. He is also the inventor of the famous 'egg position'.