Lapidus was born in 1929 and passed away at the age of 79 in December 2008. He was pretty much born into the garment trade, son of a Russian tailor and a refugee in Paris. He grew up wanting to go into medicine, but found out rather quickly that going into fashion would be more lucrative for him. By the age of 21, he had his own label. By age 28, his own line "Ted" was selling all over London. Throughout his life, he created clothing for men and women, dressing the likes of Twiggy, Brigitte Bardot and Jane Fonda to name a few. His accessories to this day are considered collectibles. I completely credit Liza for introducing me to his amazing sunglasses in the summer of 2005 I believe it was. She has bought many of hers from Ebay and a vintage store here in LA, "The Way We Wore". She has quite the collection that I regularly drool over and borrow when I visit her in Chicago. I just came across a website that has an amazing selection and the price range isn't too bad. I am IN LOVE with the first pair and will absolutely be saving up for these as my new summer shades. They are beyond fun and gorgeous! So take a peek and get acquainted with our sunglass idol, Ted Lapidus!
Love bugs! Me wearing a pair of Lize's red Lapidus sunglasses this past winter in Chicago.
They are so amazing. Gahhh, I want them. Lucky for me... we share everything.
80's/graffiti-esque perfection. I need these right now.
Love the gold rim on these.
Kind of love the "Lord Licorice" look of these. Hahaha.
Stunning. So regal.
A perfect black go-to.