After Jean Vuarnet nabbed the gold — on metal skis — at the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics, he teamed up with a French optics company and the iconic Vuarnet 002 was born. While it hasn't been available for some time, Vuarnet is bringing it back, aiming to restore the French classic to its glory days when it was all over epic eighties ski movies and Mick Jagger's nose.
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