“To have something that is a true vintage you have to have something that was a true original” – Cazal creator Cari Zalloni
Cazal first obtained its popularity in the early 1980’s when it was embraced by inner city youths who quickly deemed the bold, gold trimmed, large zyl designs as “status eyewear”. Referred to as “Cazal Fever”, the collection became a sensation throughout the fashion world and was seen on the faces of such iconic legends as Run DMC, Sammie Davis Junior, Stevie Wonder, George Clinton, and was mentioned in Michael Jackson’s video for the song “Bad”.
Having been among the most coveted cult accessories for decades now, the worldwide demand for these retro styles has hit a fever pitch reminiscent of “Cazal Fever” in the 80’s. Recently, Cazal Legends styles have been sought out and worn by a whole new generation of celebrities. Jay Z, Beyonce, Usher, Lady Gaga, Randy Jackson, Will Smith, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Brad Pitt, Will I Am, Snoop Lion, Chris Brown, Fergie, Rhianna, Gwen Stefani, Rick Ross, Questlove, Cee Lo, Nelly, Meek Mill, Wale, Amare Stoudemire, Paul Pierce, Tim Nordwind, Spike Lee, and many more have all been photographed wearing these legendary models.
Presently comprising the CAZAL LEGENDS Collection are the 163, 607, 616, 623, 627, 643, 650, 746, 858, 866, 901, 902, 905, and 955 with introductions of the 644 and 957 planned for 2014. Each style is identical to the originals and is made from the same tools, hardware, plastic colors, and factory equipment that first constructed the originals over 25 years ago.