This is a pair of exquisite vintage Ted Lapidus Paris "Vanilla Cream Snakeskin" Sunglasses complete with the original Ted Lapidus case!
These brilliant "movie star" frames with gold snakeskin pattern can easily be replaced with your prescription lenses by your local ophthalmologist.
Ophthalmic measurements are as follows:
Frames measure 5 7/8" across, tip to tip (149mm)
Bridge is 18mm
Lens width is (2 3/8") 60mm
Lens height is (1 15/16") 49mm
Inside hinge to hinge is (5 1/8") 130mm
Total frame height is 2 3/16" 55mm
Temple length is (5") 127mm, measured from the hinge, and including ear bend
The Paris label Ted Lapidus in 1963 dominated the Haute Couture Parisienne. In the 70’s it became an elemental accessory with the high society and was favored by Brigitte Bardot as well as John Lennon.
This coveted name, Ted Lapidus, has reached cult status with celebrity fans including Nicole Richie. With Lapidus' signature gold inserts on the arms, these beauties certainly live up to the hype.
Measuring 6" wide by 2" high, these fabulous vintage sunglasses remain in excellent, like new condition. They are marked 'Ted Lapidus Paris' on the inside of the right arm and 'TL 206 0003' on the inside of the left.