Alain Mikli and the 21-year-old Rome-based jewelry designer
Delfina Delettrez collaborate to produce Delfina Delettrez
Sunglasses. Made of acetate and offered in such colors as red and
black, the sunglasses take their inspiration from Delettrez’s jewelry
collection. Ornamentation consists of charms such as small insects,
animals, skulls and dragons also found on the jewelry. One of the
styles Delfina 0904 (pictured here) features a black acetate front
and temples made of leather or sterling silver chains with enameled
sterling silver skulls and flora and fauna hanging earring fashion
from the ends of the chains. The frame fronts are held in place by
the weight of the chains. The charms, which may be collected over
the seasons, can be switched with a simple snap hook.
Photographed by Annie Gallagher/Black Box studio
Delfina Delettrez’s sunglasses—and jewelry—can be summarized in a few words:
“exoteric, bewitching, fascinating, romantic/gothic, mystical and precious,” says Alain Mikli.
The sunglasses are available in a limited
edition and come in a leather case
with a cleaning cloth.
$$$$$. For additional information, contact
Alain Mikli International, (800) 829-8032;
Delfina Delettrez is the daughter
of Silvia Fendi of the Fendi fashion
dynasty and Bernard Delettrez, the
venerable French jeweler. Her jewelry
collection, which combines super luxe materials
with natural elements—gold, silver and
diamonds paired with leather, bone and
wood—debuted in 2007 during Paris
fashion week at Colette, the preeminent
Parisian fashion and style boutique.
She also has her own jewelry
shop in Rome.