Think 20th Century icons - Grace Kelly. Peter Sellers. Michael Caine in his signature black spectacles. Audrey Hepburn in the big white glasses that framed her elfin face. Iconic style makers - Givenchy, Dior and Vidal Sassoon. Think cult films of the fifties and sixties – The Pricress File and Harry Palmer, Charade and Two for the Road. They’ve all got one thing in common. Oliver Goldsmith. In the second half of last century, when it came to eyewear, Oliver Goldsmith was synonymous with stars and style.
The Oliver Goldsmith family, through 4-generations and over 90 years, have created some of the world’s most iconic and famous sunglasses and spectacles. Founded in 1926 by P. Oliver Goldsmith, the world of eyewear was about to be changed forever.
First to see glasses as fashion accessories, first to use colourful plastics, first to make sunglasses as a product in its own right, first to make ‘winter sunglasses’,...first to work alongside fashion houses to create one-off pieces for the catwalks, first to appear in Vogue and Queen, and first to be endorsed by celebrities and Royals, OG pioneered a whole new concept. Eye Wear.
The stars regularly visited Goldsmith’s London showroom included Peter Sellers, Grace Kelly, Nancy Sinatra, Ursula Andress and Nina Simone. The visitors’ book they autographed can still be seen in the OG STORE LDN today.