Photographs by (clockwise from top left): Aldo Fallai, Peter Lindbergh, Giulio Rustichelli

Hollywood’s golden age was an era filled with cinematic innovation but it was also a time for iconic style, especially for eyewear. For the spring/summer season, Giorgio Armani and Luxottica draw inspiration from this time, revisiting the style of the 1930s and 1940s, as well as the imagery of films from that era with its Icon frame style. Crafted with titanium, Icon is an oval shape evolved into a contemporary interpretation of the original style created and worn by the designer himself. An effortless combination of elegance and timeless style, Icon’s subtle details are what makes it a standout frame—the delicate curve of the bridge and its almost invisible attachment of the temples.

“Icon is the style I wear myself. Glasses for me are a complement to a style, the mirror of a personality. I prefer them to be lightweight and essential in design not to be invasive. Only in this way do they become one with the wearer, a light filter that captures the smallest of nuances, the frame through which we observe the world,” says Giorgio Armani.

Icon is available in titanium with a matte finish, in gunmetal with blue lenses, gold with brown lenses, and in the optical version in gold or black titanium with clear lenses. All frames come with exclusive packaging and are available in select Giorgio Armani boutiques worldwide.

–Christine Yeh