Interior of General Eyewear’s flagship Camden store (photo courtesy of eyespectacle.com)

Interior of General Eyewear’s flagship Camden store (photo courtesy of eyespectacle.com)

Michelangelo Pistoletto “Autoritratto con Colbacco,” 1972 

Michelangelo Pistoletto “Autoritratto con Colbacco,” 1972 

Keith Haring wearing wire-rimmed frames with panto eye shape. 1985, photographer unknown,

Keith Haring wearing wire-rimmed frames with panto eye shape.
1985, photographer unknown,

Chalayan RTW SS15 in Paris.  All the show sunglasses were made for Chalayan by General Eyewear. Photo bynowfashion

Chalayan RTW SS15 in Paris.  All the show sunglasses were made for Chalayan by General Eyewear. Photo bynowfashion

Chalayan RTW SS15 in Paris.  All the show sunglasses were made for Chalayan by General Eyewear. Photo by Valerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times

Chalayan RTW SS15 in Paris.  All the show sunglasses were made for Chalayan by General Eyewear. Photo by Valerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times

David Hockney wearing thick rimmed round frames.Contact sheet by David Bailey. (circa 1964)

David Hockney wearing thick rimmed round frames.
Contact sheet by David Bailey. (circa 1964)

Some 40s and 50s prototypes from the many thousands contained in General Eyewear’s historical archive.

Some 40s and 50s prototypes from the many thousands contained in General Eyewear’s
historical archive.

Chalayan SS15 show in Paris. All the show sunglasses were made for Chalayan by General Eyewear. Instagram photograph by Stanley Wong

Chalayan SS15 show in Paris.
All the show sunglasses were made for Chalayan by General Eyewear.
Instagram photograph by Stanley Wong

Chalayan Paris SS15 show e. The show sunglasses were made for Chalayan by General Eyewear. instagram photo by @go.into.detail

Chalayan Paris SS15 show e. The show sunglasses were made for Chalayan by General Eyewear.
instagram photo by @go.into.detail

Backstage at Chalayan SS15, all the show sunglasses were made for Chalayan by General Eyewear. Photography by stylebistro.com

Backstage at Chalayan SS15, all the show sunglasses were made for Chalayan by
General Eyewear. Photography by stylebistro.com