The Saint Laurent eyewear collection places minimalist and convention-dodging glasses designs side by side. This acclaimed luxury fashion house infuses each piece with the glamour of Paris, and Saint Laurent sunglasses and eyeglasses for men and women are no exception.
Youthful sunglasses and eyeglasses frame silhouettes borrow from timeless designs to evoke a nostalgic feel. Cat-eye silhouettes feature an exaggerated upsweep at the frame corners, and wingtip-inspired styles add a bit of geometric flair with squared-off corners. Aviator-style eyeglasses show off Saint Laurent's eye for the classics, while reminding fashion mavens of the contemporary leaps for which the label is known. Other frames are purely modernor even futuristic. Whatever mood may strike, Saint Laurent eyewear can answer. Some Saint Laurent sunglasses are compatible with prescription lenses, so you can tailor your statement-making frames to your own Rx.
The Saint Laurent eyewear collection includes frames made with acetate, titanium, or Monel metals. Durable acetate allows for a wide variety of colors and shapes. Metal frames are lightweight, rugged, and easily adjusted. Explore matte and transparent frames, classic black or tortoiseshell styles, and vibrant blues, greens, pinks, and reds. As an authorized retailer of designer eyewear, FramesDirect sells only authentic Saint Laurent glasses, guaranteed. Each frame comes with the YSL logo or 'Saint Laurent' on the temple.
Algerian-born Yves Saint Laurent developed an interest in fashion design at an early age. When he was 17, his mother introduced him to the editor of French Vogue. He studied at L'École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne (ECSCP), then was mentored by Christian Dior. Yves Saint Laurent was founded in 1961, and by 1966 was garnering praiseand criticismfor women's ready-to-wear fashion. His collection included Le Smoking tuxedo, a suit for women. His popularity grew throughout the following decades, and his designs became a staple on the runway and the street. The company was sold in the 1990s. In 2012, French photographer and designer Hedi Slimane took charge of Yves Saint Laurent as creative director, which included a rebranding endeavorthe label dropped the ‘Yves,' becoming simply ‘Saint Laurent.'