Making a Spectacle: A Fashionable History of Glasses
Where: The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park S.
212-475-3424 Price: Free, donation suggested
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Join Jessica Glasscock, author of Making a Spectacle: A Fashionable History of Glasses for a fascinating look at the ascension of eyeglasses from 13th century Franciscan monks to Beyoncé in Black Is King.
The power of glasses to convey a range of vivid messages about their wearers have made them into a billion-dollar business, but at the beginning of the 20th century, the assessment in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar was that spectacles were “invariably disfiguring.” From the aviator to the cat eye, the butterfly to the rimless, Glasscock illuminates their histories along with a survey of today’s most cutting edge eyewear.
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