FORD’S NEW SPECS: Tom Ford is launching a special edition optical eyewear collection, which is set to hit stores in April. Retailing for $2,950, this fall collection is inspired by eyewear from the Fifties and includes new frame silhouettes for both men and women. Made from gold-plated metal and water buffalo horn, the frames and soft leather cases are presented in a Bakelite box with a soft brown lining. A certificate of authenticity, a special cleansing cream and a chamois cloth are included in the set.

The women’s frame is offered in yellow gold-plated metal with brown and gray striped horn or yellow gold-plated metal with white and gray-striped horn. The men’s frame is offered in white gold-plated metal and brown and gray-striped horn or yellow gold-plated metal with black-striped horn.

This story first appeared in the March 12, 2012 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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