This story first appeared in the March 23, 2009 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
The look: Luxury meets architecture at Balenciaga, which offers shapes that are ultramodern in intriguing color palettes. A “B” logo marks the brand on the temples.
Bestsellers: Oversize women’s sunglasses with metallic and acetate frames.
Famous fans: Katie Holmes, Salma Hayek, Beyoncé, Amira Casar, Jennifer Lopez, Lindsay Lohan, Mischa Barton.