Dior “Les Marquises” Eyewear Collection — Bali Ha’i Style
TAHUATA FRAME STYLES:
HATUTAA FRAME STYLES:
Memorial Day Weekend is finally here and, hopefully, all of you have some fun activities planned for the holiday. Whether it’s a trip to the beach, a cookout with friends, or a picnic at the park, one thing you’ll definitely need to pack is some killer shades. Consider a pair of frames from the new Dior Les Marquises collection, inspired by the idea of setting sail to a South Pacific island. With shaded lenses in aquatic green, sunny gold, or the standard brown or gray paired with funky acetate frames in vibrant hues like turquoise, red, and violet, these sunglasses are bound to make you feel as regal as a marquise — albeit way naughtier.
Dior’s Les Marquises collection consists of four frame styles: Tahuata, Hatutaa, Mohotani, and Motuone. Most of the silhouettes in the collection (Hatutaa, Mohotani, and Motuone) are imbued with the coquettish allure of 1950s pin-up girl illustrations by the likes of Earl Moran and Zoe Mozart, with retro shapes like oversize, Brigitte Bardot-esque butterfly sunglasses; traditional square frames like those rocked by Betty Draper on Mad Men; and smaller butterfly frames with pointed ends creating an almost cat eye-like effect.
At top, you’ll find photos of the Tahuata style, which draws upon ’80s-style aviator frames with its flat top ridge, exaggerated teardrop-shaped lenses, metal temples, and slim metal arms, but thrusts the model into a fun-loving technicolor universe through the innovative materials and color combinations employed. The bi-layered acetate frames are available in: red mother of pearl with mirrored brown lenses (my favorite!); emerald mother of pearl with green mirrored lenses; violet mother of pearl with gold mirrored brown lenses; grey mother of pearl with gray shades lenses; beige mother of pearl with gold mirrored brown lenses; and black with gray lenses.
Next, you’ll travel back in time to the ’50s as you check out the Hatutaa frame family, a playful take on the pin-up style sunglasses. These square-ish acetate frames are available in: red mother of pearl with gradient, gold mirrored brown lenses; emerald mother of pearl with gray shaded lenses; stark, shiny black with gray lenses; and more.
After the jump, you’ll find more photos of the two remaining frame styles in the collection: Dior Motuone, an exaggerated butterfly frame with upturned, cat-eye like ends that’s dramatic, retro, and eccentric enough to entice even those with tastes similar to those of Peggy Guggenheim; and the Dior Mohotani, my favorite silhouette in the collection, which is a traditional butterfly shade style reinterpreted using semi-translucent, iridescent mother of pearl acetate in electrifying colors like Maraschino cherry red or exotic styles like a spotted Havana pattern.
All shades retail for $295 and are currently available at Dior boutiques. Visit Dior.com or call 1-800-929-DIOR for more details.
MOTUONE FRAME STYLES:
MOHOTANI FRAME STYLES: