Archival Eyewear: 1968 Preview

High School (Wiseman 1968)

An article in the June 10, 2009 Thursday Styles section of the NY Times declared round sunglasses the hot fashion trend of 2009. Article author Eric Wilson writes:

This summer…the memo for sunglasses says circles are in. Very round shapes, as round as goggles in some cases, appeared in the recent women’s collections of Marc Jacobs and Proenza Schouler; and, for men, from Ralph Lauren, Zegna and Lanvin (most costing from $300 to $400). Last month, New York magazine included round sunglasses among the anticipated trends of the summer. And, as predicted, they are already appearing on the streets in numbers not seen since the release of the last Harry Potter book.

I present some eyewear examples from Frederick Wiseman’s 1968 documentary, High School, as possible candidates for the next “newest old thing” for 2010.

And an addendum:

2019 preview: “Tyrell” edition spectacles

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