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Elton John’s Glastonbury glasses are available to buy at London pop-up store

The pop-up in Soho contains a treasure trove of items from Elton John's career

By Dale Fox

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Sir Elton John performs on the Pyramid stage during day 5 of Glastonbury Festival 2023 Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2023 in Glastonbury, England. (Picture: Samir Hussein/WireImage)

If you missed out on seeing Elton John at Glastonbury, fear not: you can pick up a pair of glasses just like the ones he wore in his already iconic set.

The Elton John Eyewear pop-up at 59 Greek Street Street in London’s Soho has a handful of the delightfully named Starlight glasses for sale. There are also physical copies of Diamonds (Pyramid Edition) up for grabs – though fewer than 100 are available.

The tracklisting of this strictly limited edition 1LP, personally selected by Elton, reflects Sunday’s Glastonbury setlist with highlights from Diamonds, the Ultimate Greatest Hits Collection.

Colourful LPs sitting on a shelf next to sunglasses
The super-limited Diamonds (Pyramid Edition) is available at the Soho pop-up store (Image: Elton John Eyewear)

The store at 59 Greek Street in Soho features an exquisite collection of eyewear, personally designed by Elton himself. Drawing inspiration from over five decades of the star’s stand-out style, the specs capture his remarkable fashion journey.

Each pair bears names inspired by Elton’s legacy, including Captain Fantastic, Honky Cat, Jive, and Walk of Fame.

Soho’s significance

Soho holds a special significance in Elton’s life, from his time at Trident Studios to his early days as a session musician at Rocket Rockets and The Marquee Club. The pop-up store pays homage to his timeless impact on fashion, style, music, and – of course – eyewear.

The store also showcases museum-worthy memorabilia, stage outfits, collectible merchandise, artworks, rare photography, and limited-edition pieces.

Within the pop-up, visitors can explore unique items from Elton’s personal collection, including the iconic ‘duck suit’ worn during his memorable 1980 Central Park performance. This is the first time the outfit has been publicly displayed.

A duck suit sits inside a glass display cabinet
This is the first time the iconic ‘duck suit” has been displayed publically (Image: Elton John Eyewear)

What’s more, Elton’s husband David Furnish will be heading to the store on Saturday 1 July to man the tills.

Supporting the Elton John AIDS Foundation

Ten percent of the sales from all products sold at the pop-up will directly support the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Elton set up this charitable initiative in 1992 to support HIV/AIDS prevention, education, treatment, and advocacy programs worldwide.

“Elton John Eyewear is more than just a fashion statement. It provides clarity for envisioning the future,” expressed Elton.

A piano sitting on a platform in a store
The Elton John Eyewear pop-up in Soho is a mini museum dedicated to the iconic artist (Image: Elton John Eyewear)

“The designs are inspired by over 50 years of my personal style, and the proceeds from the frames will contribute to the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Together, we can make a greater impact by reaching more people in local communities and working towards ending the epidemic by 2030.”

The Elton John Eyewear pop-up store will remain open until 31 July, offering a limited-time experience for visitors.