MILAN — Luxottica Group is in the process of merging with French lens maker Essilor SA, but this is not stopping it from further building its structure. The giant Italian eyewear producer is acquiring leading optical glass sun lens manufacturer Barberini SpA for about 140 million euros. The transaction is expected to be finalized by the third quarter of 2018.
“With the acquisition of Barberini we add another gem to our brands, a name that is well known throughout the industry and synonymous with top quality, innovation and Made in Italy,” said Leonardo Del Vecchio, executive chairman of Luxottica. “Barberini will allow us to strengthen our technological leadership in sun and ophthalmic lenses and opens great development opportunities for the future.”
The first retrospective of Dior in the U.S. has landed at the Denver Art Museum — and though the exhibition is a continuation of the 70th-anniversary display that bowed in Paris in 2017, “Christian Dior, Couturier du Rêve,” the DAM show offers an entirely new look at the legacy of the house, and its relationship to the world, writes @leighen .
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Norwegian musician Anna of the North (a.k.a. Anna Lotterud ) has had a rapid rise in the U.S., thanks to her song “Lovers” which was included in this summer’s Netflix hit “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.” Next up, a show at Terminal 5. “I’ve never actually done promo or anything in the U.S. before so it’ll be interesting to see,” she tells @leighen . “Because of the Internet I’ve always had American listeners but never been here [playing music].” 📸: @jilliansollazzo #wwdeye