Pierre Cardin 30/7 ski goggles

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Pierre Cardin 30/7 ski goggles with the original Pierre Cardin branded headband
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Bond wears black Pierre Cardin 30/7 ski goggles with a plain black band. The P-logo on the side of the frame (left) disappears later in the same scene (right).
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Pierre Cardin 30/7 ski goggles
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A pair of black Pierre Cardin 30/7 ski goggles and their original box.
photo © M. Posdzich

In the 1981 movie For Your Eyes Only, James Bond (Roger Moore) wears black Pierre Cardin 30/7 ski goggles.

Bond wears the ski sunglasses together with his blue Bogner jacket in the ski scenes in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy. The glasses are very prominently seen in the film for more than 10 minutes, from the moment Bond and Bibi Dahl are skiing downhill together, until Erich Kriegler's furious throw of the Yamaha XT500 motorcycle towards Bond.

The Pierre Cardin model 30/7 was produced in several colors, including white, red and black. Bond wears the black model. The production model had a black band with 'Pierre Cardin Paris' logos and a gold clip. The glasses in the film however have a simple black strap without the logos.

Bond's goggles did have the Pierre Cardin logos intact on both sides of the rubber frame, but only in the first part of the ski scenes when he is with Bibi. Once Bond says goodbye to Bibi, the logos have magically disappeared (see screenshots on the left). The gold Pierre Cardin Paris text printed on the bottom right of the lenses can be seen in all scenes.

Currently these goggles are almost impossible to find, especially in a good condition.

Thanks to Íker Arana for the alert, and Sunglasses Preservation and Markus Posdzich for the photos

Product Code: 
ac043

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Comments

These were also available in brown/gold. Just found a mint pair on a recent pic

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