In 1975, Cari Zalloni had a vision – a line of frames the likes of which had never been seen before. Combining the first syllables of his first and last names, the Cazal brand was born, and the frame world has not been the same since. Rather than following an existing trend, Cazal carved a new path, designing extraordinarily distinctive styles for discerning people who value individuality and craftsmanship.
Musical artists of the 80’s made the brand so popular that it became a status symbol to the urban youth of the day as a sign of the luxury and wealth that they dreamed of attaining. Wearing a Cazal frame was such an aspiration that in 1985 there was even a song released in Philadelphia by a group called Cazal Boys about acquiring a pair of your very own. Continuing with the musical connection, Cazals even get a quick mention in Michael Jackson’s “Bad” video in a short clip with Wesley Snipes.
Cazal created a brand that has endured the test of time – and they have not diminished in popularity among the stylish and creative, as they have been worn in movies, about town, and on the red carpet by Al Pacino, Brad Pitt, Lady Gaga, Beyonce´, and Will Smith, to name a few.
Aside from their status as a celebrity favorite, Cazals are known for their attention to detail and use of fine materials, such as pure titanium and gold, as well as their beautifully designed styles for both men and women. Unlike the basic cookie-cutter shapes that can be seen at every turn, a Cazal frame stands out from the crowd, enhancing the appearance of whoever is lucky enough to be wearing it and making a statement about that wearer’s impeccable taste and their delight in the finer things in life.