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Glorious Glasses – spectacle fashion at Museum Milavida

The Glorious Glasses exhibition focuses on the most spectacular of accessories – the spectacles. It’s plain to see that glasses are not just lenses placed in front of the eyes to aid vision; they are also very much about fashion.

The extensive selection of eyeglasses on display turns our sights to spectacle designs past and present. We look at glasses of various materials and shapes, including the lorgnette, cat-eye frames, and aviator glasses. Also, some highly visible individuals sport very distinctive styles of glasses: Who makes a spectacle of their spectacles? Which people become spec icons?

The exhibition is open from 10 September 2016 to 21 May 2017.