By Tiffany Yannetta, March 9th, 2010
While glasses are certainly fashionable now—those of us who fell short of 20/20 in our adolescent years should feel redeemed—the upcoming exhibition at the Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal proves that they always have been. “Eyewear from the Beginning to the Future: The history of eyeglasses from their invention in Italy to the latest trends” is on view from March 19-24, presented by the Italian Trade Commission and the Italian Optical Goods Manufacturers’ Association. The exhibit highlights Italy’s crowning achievements in eyewear history, with styles dating as far back as the 13th century, and focuses on their unwavering reputation for luxurious and exquisite craftsmanship. Just another piece of evidence to confirm that Italians do do it better.