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The styles — called Demolition Man and On the Boardwalk — feature geometric, colored frames. Both styles will retail for $495 when they hit stores in February at Morgenthal Frederics boutiques, as well as select retail partners.
“I have always admired Morgenthal Frederics — their pieces are so beautifully made and the quality is amazing,” Assoulin said.
Added Press: “In a fortunate twist of fate, Rosie and I were inducted into the CFDA at the same time, and we happened to be seated next to each other at the welcome ceremony. We spoke about how much we admire each others’ collections, and a conversation was born about possibly working together.
“It was very organic and fluid. We settled on the shape of the lenses and went from there. We used a vintage concept to create a modern interpretation that I believe is timeless and beautiful.”