Cazal Eyewear celebrated their 40th anniversary in style in the Chelsea District of Manahattan, NYC.The festivities went down at Limelight Shops on May 5th, 2016. One of the main events of the evening was the unveiling of their Spring 2016′ Exquisite Eyewear Collection. There was also one lucky attendee who won a special edition of Cazal eyewear.
The party kicked off with DJ Trauma, who spun tunes through out the duration of the evening. Those who were thirsty had full access to an equipped bar with Hennessy, Baron Tequila, Cîroc, and Luc Belaire bubbly. VIPs in attendance included R&B artist Tyson Beckford, Peter Gunz and Rich Dollaz (Love & Hip-Hop: NY), recording artist Uncle Murda, Cease from Black Ink Crew, celebrity event planner Nema, Bravo TV’s Tabasum, SFPL’s Rae Holliday and Gabriel Williams, and other notable industry insiders.
Reflecting on the history of the brand, Jason Shyer said “We are extremely proud to be the company that distributes Cazal in the United States”. Shyer is the managing director of Eastern States Eyewear who also distribute brands such as Jaguar, Diva and Chantal Thomass. Shyer went on to say “Our focus is celebrating the rich history of Cazal while also introducing the brand to new users.”
Cazal Sunglasses originally became popular as a status symbol. Worn by living legends such as Al Pacino and Robert Dinero in classics like Donnie Brasco and Casino (respectively), a whole generation came to look at the brand as exclusive and high end. Eventually rappers such as Run DMC began to wear the brand in their music videos, which was later carried on by Jay-Z.
Now, perhaps the most well known celebrity endorser of Cazal Eyewear would be Rick Ross who had the brand’s logo tattooed on his face. He prominently wears the sunglasses and eyeglasses in his music videos and public appearances.
The 40th anniversary party was a who’s who of the fashion world, with many VIPs attending.
One thing is certain, the future for the Cazal brand is in good hands and it’s got a bright future ahead.