By  on August 15, 2011

The eyewear market is doing its part for hyperluxury as a number of firms offer souped-up collections featuring everything from gold to snakeskin to, yes, diamonds.


Maison Bonnet, which once designed eyewear for such glitterati as Yves Saint Laurent, Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, has a four-month waiting list for its handmade frames crafted from its limited stock of tortoiseshell dating back to the Seventies. Prices begin at about $4,300.

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