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. Today, Claire, a 4th generation Goldsmith, makes some of the world’s most sophisticated and beautifully designed sunglasses and spectacles under the Claire Goldsmith name.
PURE EYEWEAR. PURE GOLDSMITH
For three generations the Goldsmith family have been creating incredible eyewear that has pushed the boundaries of expectation, self expression and individuality. Whilst growing up 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 Oliver Goldsmith glasses. Michael Caine, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Peter Sellers, were the poster boys and girls for style defining eyewear.
INSPIRED BY A LEGACY
Inspired by her family’s legacy Claire Goldsmith decided that 2010 was the year to launch a 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.