"The best mineral sunglasses since 1957, handmade in France”.
A UNIQUE STORY
Roger Pouilloux, an avant-garde optician & ski enthusiast, invents the revolutionnary Skilynx lenses. Jean Vuarnet wins the Winter Olympics gold medal wearing the Skilynx lenses. Following this victory the two men decide to team up.
02 MODEL, THE TIMELESS ICON: Reference for elegance on the ski slopes Quickly adopted as a fashion item in the city. Mick Jagger, ...
06 MODEL, THE FRENCH GLAMOUR: The model gets a legendary status, protecting Alain Delon’s eyes from the luminous Romy Schneider in the cult movie La Piscine (1969)
GLACIER MODEL, FUNCTION & PERFORMANCE: Designed for mountaineering ... but also worn on stage: Miles Davis.
03 MODEL, THE CALIFORNIAN SPIRIT: Later made famous by Jeff Bridges -alias the Dude- in The Big Lebowski from the Coen brothers’ (1998)
THE AMERICAN DREAM: VUARNET makes its grand debut in the US as the official sponsor of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. The speaker of the weather forecast creates « It’s a Vuarnet day today » for saying a sunny day.
THE 80’s and 90’s
From sunglasses brand to a global brand.
New faces: James Gyllenhaal in Everest, Daniel Craig in James Bond, Vincent Cassel as brand ambassador...
New collaborations: Rag&Bone, Eastpack...
New styles: Edge, Cable Car...
Stockists include: Colette, Printemps, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Noah, among others.