“My thing,” says eyewear designer Thierry Lasry “is fashion.” A nonpracticing optician, Lasry’s talent is entwined in his DNA — his father is an optician with a high-end shop in Paris, while his mother is an accessories designer. Colorful, bold and surprising, Lasry’s eponymous sunglasses line has earned a stack of international fashion press. Yet the handmade French shades are only beginning to infiltrate U.S. stores, led by Henri Bendel in New York along with approximately 50 specialty store accounts, such as Ludivine in New York and House of Petrozillia in Los Angeles. “The concept is futuristic vintage,” says Lasry, in Dallas to launch his first Texas account, Fashion Optical. “The inspirations are shapes from the past mixed with my personal touch — a little avant-garde and a little rock, electronic. You can really have fun with sunglasses.” Lasry takes risks with asymmetry and vivid colors, such as purple, along with stark combos of black and white. The fall collection will be “very graphic — nothing solid — and big on round and curvy.” The sunglasses average $400 to $450 at retail.
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"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)