Perhaps this is one reason why we never see the ex Spice Girl with a smile on her face, because she can never see when the cameras are on her! But this is set to be a thing of the past as Victoria Beckham has now designed a range of prescription frames, after failing to find a suitable pair that flatter her petite visage.
Victoria told WWD, “I do need to wear glasses – [but] I haven’t found glasses that suit me or that I particularly like.” She is said to have created the spectacle collection because it was so difficult for her to find any glasses that suited her, and so has collaborated with high end brand Cutler and Gross, to launch the new Victoria Beckham Collection. Victoria says, “I’ve always been quite self-conscious, so that’s why I’ve decided to do them myself.”
The collection of glasses will feature six different frames and the cost will range from £295 to £340, but eager fashionistas won’t be able to get their hands on a pair just yet, the collection does not go on sale until spring/summer of 2013. The six styles will go on sale at retailers at Silmo Paris from January 2013 and each frame will be handcrafted in Italy out of metal and acetate with a diamanté-faceted ‘V’ on them.
They will come in three different colour ways and the collection will include aviator styles and large dark frames, some of which are unisex and others that are more feminine. It is said that Victoria’s husband, David, already loves the heavy square frames, which you can see Victoria wearing herself.
Although the range is at the higher end of the market, the glasses do undergo a rigorous production process with each pair going through four weeks of production, including 37 assembly processes and undergoing two stages of hand polishing.
So rather than hiding behind her oversized sunglasses (of which she has also designed!), Victoria will now be wearing her own prescription glasses. She said, “I will be wearing my glasses now, and it will be nice to see where I will be going for once.” It is doubtful if she will be wearing them for her rumoured Olympic Closing Ceremony gig with her other Spice Girls.
The special performance is said to be a one off and possibly the last time the Spice Girls will ever perform together as Victoria is reluctant to sing in public again, with her clothing empire and family now taking centre stage in her life. Victoria Beckham has always been a fan of Cutler and Gross and is seen here departing from Los Angeles Airport on her way back to London Heathrow, wearing a pair of their classic 0811 range.