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Victoria Beckham branches out into the world of spectacles

victoria beckham_07_08_12Prescription glasses are the next step on the ex-Spice Girl’s fashion career ladder, as Victoria Beckham announces an eyewear collaboration with Cutler & Gross.

While her husband is busy motor boating down the Thames in true Olympic spirit, Mrs Beckham has been occupied, of late, with another foray into the fashion business. As her clothes fashion line continues to flourish, Victoria has decided to dip further into the world of accessories. Cast aside thoughts of more handbags or perhaps jewellery though, VB’s next business venture is into the world of prescription spectacles.

Why dip a toe into optical business? It all stems from her own short-sightedness, apparently. And while you can probably count on one hand the amount of times you have ever seen VB in reading glasses (oversized sunnies don’t count), there’s actually a reason why the pop star-come-designer shies away from specs.

‘I do need to wear glasses – [but] I haven’t found glasses that suit me or that I particularly like. I’ve always been quite self-conscious, so that’s why I’ve decided to do them myself’ Beckham told WWD. ‘I will be wearing my glasses now, and it will be nice to see where I’m going for once.’

Collaborating with Cutler & Gross, the eyewear range will consist of six pairs of frames. Each style will be available in three different colour schemes, while the tips of each frame will be branded with her signature ‘V’.

This unique, handmade collection from Italy isn’t just directed at females having trouble finding chic specs. Indeed, the ex-Spice Girl has designed several unisex shapes. The Heavy Square frame is a particular favourite of husband David, apparently.

A natural progression from Victoria’s already thriving sunglasses range, launched two years ago, the eyewear line is set to do well. Released on October 4th with each pair retailing for around £260, you’ll have to go to the international eyewear exhibition in Silmo, Paris, to see the glasses first. Due to hit stores worldwide early next year, that’s plenty of time to decide between the ultra-light metal aviators or bolder acetate rectangular shapes.


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