Legacie Eyewear, a Luxury House of B Robinson Optical, launches Betsey Johnson Eyewear, a collection of 13 ophthalmic frames and five sunglasses. Drawing inspiration from iconic Betsey Johnson designs, each style reflects her innovative approach in unexpected ways with such three-dimensional details as angel wings, ribbons, a pitch fork and cutout hearts on the temple tips. The initial line is predominantly zyl with some titanium and zyl/metal combinations. Shapes include extreme cat eyes and sleek, modern rectangles. Intricate multi-layered custom colors were designed with Johnson’s startling color palate in mind. Shades of jade, orchid, marigold, periwinkle and cream, and stars, stripes, polka dots, psychedelic swirls and cheetah prints complement the new designs.

Photographed by Ken Lee/Black Box Studio

PHILOSOPHY: “As long time fans of Betsey Johnson’s fun and fashionable style, we’ve had an especially exciting time partnering on this venture. Our collaboration will offer consumers an eyewear collection truly indicative of Betsey’s spirit,” says Lori Robinson, Legacie, vice president, public relations and marketing. “I like to look great in my reading glasses. It’s just as important as wearing the perfect outfit. Legacie knows how to make it happen,” adds Betsey Johnson.
MARKETING: Merchandising materials include a four-place display, mirror and logo plaque. Hard and soft cases in pink are offered.
PRICE POINT: $$$$ to $$$$$. For additional information, contact Legacie Eyewear
(866) 534-2243
web site: www.legacie.com

INSIGHT — New York designer Betsey Johnson joined forces with Chantal Bacon in 1978, starting the Betsey Johnson label. Today she has more than 40 stores worldwide and her collections include ready-to-wear, lingerie, swimwear, cold weather accessories, shoes, handbags, belts, watches, jewelry, home accessories and fragrance.