Photographed by Ned matura; Senior Features Editor Gloria Nicola
Call it Havana. Call it Tortoise… As a frame and sunglass color, it’s a perennial favorite… adding class to the most traditional styles…chic, sophistication to the trendiest of designs… warmth and richness to the most luxurious eyewear fashions. Call it Havana. Call it Tortoise. But know this color is always a winner.
From top: ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA SZ 3521 from Viva International Group; JUDITH LEIBER 1421SG from Legacie/A Luxury House of B Robinson; BVLGARI 648-B from Luxottica Group
Tortoise/Havana belongs to eyewear. In fact, it rules frames. It’s not just the new black for this season in eyewear. It virtually is the black of optical. Always was. Always will be. And the reason is rather simple: Tortoise goes with nearly every skin tone in the universe. And it plays that mating game with all shades of hair and the color of nearly everyone’s eyes.
—James J. Spina, 20/20, September 2001