Claire Goldsmith is the great-granddaughter of Oliver Goldsmith, one of the most influential designers and creators of modern day eyewear and the man who once dressed the eyes of iconic fashionistas such as Audrey Hepburn and Michael Caine. She also makes some of the world’s most sophisticated and beautifully designed sunglasses and spectacles.
For three generations the Goldsmith’s have been creating incredible eyewear that has pushed the boundaries of expectation, self expression and individuality. During her childhood Claire was surrounded by a sense of what her family were doing. “As a child I used to pore over the pictures of iconic celebrities and models wearing Goldsmith glasses. Michael Caine, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Peter Sellers, were the poster boys and girls for style defining eyewear.”
Inspired by her family’s legacy Claire Goldsmith decided that 2010 was the year to launch the new generation of Goldsmith design and bring the name into the future under the label CG Eyewear. “If you want a truly beautiful hat you go to a milliner like Philip Treacy. If you want incredible shoes you go to Christian Louboutin. But if you want glasses that are amazing quality and that were unique and timeless in their design, then it has to be a CG frame that you invest in.”
Available in: Black, Dark Tortishell, Indigo, Matte Camo on Melon and Matte Chocolate on Rum