In honor of the 50th anniversary of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird and the Academy Award-winning performance by the legendary Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, Oliver Peoples has debuted a very classic, very cool Gregory Peck frame.
The retro-inspired design includes an exaggerated keyhole bridge and genuine horizontal plaques on the frame front and temples. The discreet but recognizable Oliver Peoples logo is laminated at the temple end.
Anthony Peck, son of Gregory Peck, had the original optical frame worn in To Kill a Mockingbird in his possession for many years. With the 50th anniversary of such a great American film around the corner, he sought out Larry and Dennis Leight, the founders of Oliver Peoples, to discuss the classic frames – an ideal time to recreate this iconic style.
The glasses ‘look’ very cool, a perfect honor to a movie star such as Gregory Peck. And you don’t even need a three-piece suit to go with a pair (though it might help).
In the end, a great pair of glasses are never out of style.
The new frames ($315), available everywhere in May, arrive in four muted colors and made from a transparent acetate that resembles tortoiseshell with a bit more polish. All proceeds to the Peck Family from this project will be donated to the Los Angeles Public Library. [via hypebeast]