Nostalgia seems to be in the air and eyewear makers are getting in on the act.
Nina Ricci Eyewear, produced by L’Amy, has revisited for spring one of its vintage sunglasses styles once worn by Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Kennedy Onassis wore the glasses to the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Pro/Celebrity Tennis Tournament in 1978, and an image of her sporting the prunecolored oversize square shades landed on the cover of Paris Match, dated Jan. 30, 1978.
Ricci’s new acetate version comes in three block colors and three dégradé two-tone versions, such as mauve and pink or orange and chocolate. Retailing at 220 euros, or $280 at current exchange, the line will be rolled out in stores internationally this month.
Porsche Design Studio — a design company founded in 1972 by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, who designed the Porsche 911 sports car — also is making a nod to the past with its new Heritage Collection. The company unveiled modern replicas of two iconic models from yesteryear — the P’8478, which evokes the exaggerated drop-shaped shades from 1978, and the P’8480, a latter-day version of Porsche’s 1980 revolutionary folding sunglasses.
The latter have frames with silver and gold finishes paired with lenses in retro tints such as blue, olive green and brown, and are made with ultralight and durable materials such as titanium frames and polycarbonate lenses. The Heritage Collection is available for sale in all Porsche Design U.S. sales points in New York, Boston, Beverly Hills and Costa Mesa, Calif., for $640 at retail.
“The vision of Ferdinand Alexander Porsche was to apply Porsche design principles outside the world of automotives,” said a Porsche Design Studio spokesman. “[He] insisted that, just as in car design, ‘function forms the basis of other considerations.’”
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A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
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@barbrastreisand is giving fans a chance to see her perform up close in a new concert series, which makes its debut on @Netflix today. From behind-the-scenes takes to her concert performance in Miami last December, the two-hour streaming special captures Streisand in her element. Pictured here is the singer/actress photographed for WWD in 1963. (📷: Palmieri Tony) #wwdeye #wwdarchive
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)