Victoria Beckham to launch optical eyewear line
Posted by on August 6, 2012 | 10:25 am EST

Victoria Beckham at the 84th Annual Academy Awards

Who knew Victoria Beckham needed prescription glasses?

The designer, who is always photographed wearing sunglasses but never eyeglasses, is out to conquer the fashion world anew with a new range of optical frames, further expanding the designer’s growing fashion empire. A rather surprising product choice, Beckham clarified that the decision to design her own line of glasses stemmed from her own need for a flattering pair of prescription frames. “I do need to wear glasses–[but] I haven’t found glasses that suit me or that I particularly like,” Beckham told Women’s Wear Daily.

Beckham, who has previously designed sunglasses two years ago, has partnered with Cutler & Gross for this new line. The new collection of optical frames will consist of six designs that will be available in three colorways. The governing color palette will have hues of black, tortoise, topaz, yellow and forest green. “Silhouettes range from delicate and feminine styles such as superlight metal aviators to heavier, acetate rectangular shapes,” reports WWD.

One of the designs from Beckham's new line of prescription glasses
One of the designs from Beckham’s new line of prescription glasses

If Beckham’s sleek and sharp sense of style is any hint of what to expect from the new collection, we can trust on the designer’s instinct to roll out fabulous pairs that will probably render contacts a fashion faux pas. The six-piece eyeglasses collection, priced at about $410 each, will launch at Silmo Paris on October 4, and descend at retailers by January or February.

Although we can’t imagine Beckham with a pair of eyeglasses on, the designer is excited to wear her new line. “I will be wearing my glasses now, and it will be nice to see where I will be going for once,” Beckham said.

Photos from PR Photos and Women’s Wear Daily

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