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Spectacle and Thierry Lasry launch exclusive Canadian collaboration
Last night, at their sleek Distillery District boutique, Toronto-based optical brand
Spectacle launched an exclusive eyewear collection with A-list-approved French designer
Thierry Lasry. As the crowds started to arrive, I sat down with New York-based Lasry to talk about the collaboration, how to find the perfect pair of frames and, obviously, Beyoncé.
How did the collaboration come about? "
There was a lot of back-and-forth, and we started working on it last March in New York. We worked on two styles: one from our sunglasses collection, Thierry Lasry, and one from our optical collection, Harry Lary’s. We used vintage acetate from Italy, so it’s very rare and the patterns are very unique."
Almost every red-carpet darling has been photographed in your designs: Rihanna, Madonna, Lady Gaga…. Is there anyone else you would love to see in your sunglasses? "I have to say, there is only one missing—Beyoncé. She’s next level. But it will happen. It always happens very naturally."
How do you want women to feel when they wear your sunglasses? "
I want to make women feel even more beautiful. I want them to feel fabulous, super-sexy and elegant. Any styles that aren’t the absolute most flattering don’t make it into my collections."
What should women look for when choosing a pair of sunglasses? "
The first thing they should consider is the shape of their eyebrows, and then find a shape that complements that. Then, consider the weight of the frames, how they feel on the face. Lastly: Don’t try to be someone you’re not. It’s all about matching a pair to your personality."
The Thierry Lasry x Spectacle collection starts at $420 and is available exclusively at Spectacle boutiques.
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