Ray-Ban – American brand specializing in the production of sunglasses, created in 1937 by Bausch & Lomb, the largest by the manufacturer of optics. Glasses Company Ray-Ban has been manufactured for the US military aviation. In 1999, Bausch & Lomb sold Ray-Ban Italian Company Luxottica Group for $ 640 million.
First Aviator, calling themselves Large Metal, had a weight of 150 grams frame made of metal. Spectacle lenses are slightly convex and are 2-3 times the size of the eyeball. They were made of glass is green, giving the form of drops, allowing the fine filter infrared and ultraviolet light at any angle of their impact.
Wayfarer (or glasses-wanderers), their design is developed by Raymond Stegeman, who created thousands of models for the company Bausch & Lomb. Points were completely new form, reminiscent of Cadillac’s wing, and replace the metal to plastic to make frames,
In 1957, as an alternative to the traditional Aviator, the metal rim of a rectangular shape characterizes Ray-Ban sunglasses Caravan.
To gain a foothold in an increasingly growing and developing market of sports sunglasses, in 1984, Ray-Ban collection points produces the Cats, in which high-quality lenses combined with a strong and flexible nylon rim.
In honor of the anniversary of the album was produced “Legends of the Ray-Ban: untold stories.” It was published 18 unknown to the public images of celebrities in the brand glasses. The photos were captured Arthur Miller, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Bob Dylan, Jack Nicholson, Patti Smith, Sean Penn, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Andy Warhol and others. Under each image was posted annotation describing the history of the image.