Young wizards. Philosophers.
Artists, actors, writers, musicians,
inventors—the likes of Benjamin Franklin,
Dominic Dunne, Ghandi, Ozzy Osbourne,
Philip Johnson and John Lennon have all
been drawn to a signature eyewear look—
Round glasses. And although it might be
the last time around for Harry Potter (we
will believe that when we read it), who first
entered the scene with his round frame in
1997 one thing is certain: This is just another round for an eyeglass design that’s a perennial
favorite with wearers of all ages.
From top: KILGALLEN from l.a. Eyeworks;
BETSEY JOHNSON Burning Bud from Legacie/
The Luxury House of B Robinson; ANGLO
AMERICAN 116 from Anglo American Optical;
LAFONT REEDITION Orsay from Lafont;
RALPH LAUREN 5007 from Luxottica Group
ROUND WE GO
- Gold and silver have always been a popular
choice for rounds along with the traditional
- Crystal and black are other favorite hues
and newer rounds are sporting a palette
of contemporary colors ranging from red
and green to navy blue and burgundy.
- Premium materials such as horn and
titanium bring a high-tech look to a
- Cable temples and saddle bridges add
- And watch for those rounds that aren’t
perfectly round—but a touch off center.