In celebration of the 20 Year anniversary, Oliver Peoples commissions artist renderings of 9 brand-defining designs from the brand’s history.
OP-505  -
The first frame introduced in the Oliver Peoples debut collection. This spectacles design was created in faux tortoiseshell plastic with filigree antique metal temple detailing, reminiscent of early American, machine-age craftsmanship (circa 1927). The classic design, inspired by famous intellectuals of that era, was the first of a series of optical frames available with clip-on sunglasses, which changed the direction of eyewear globally.
O’Malley  - A handmade acetate optical frame modeled after the classic eyeglasses worn by Los Angeles Dodgers’ former owner, Peter O’Malley. Twenty years later, the O’Malley is a legendary frame and remains in the current Classics collection.
MP-2  - A filigreed metal frame with thin faux tortoise plastic inserts that complemented the retro lens shape. This combination of metal and plastic was revolutionary and became one of the most recognizable frames from the collection.
OP-4  - A combination of progressive styling and subtle vintage elements, such as faux tortoiseshell and flat-base lenses. The unique design was recognized as both an optical frame and a sunglass.
OP-6  - The first Oliver Peoples frame made specifically for women. It was a mixed-media frame with a metal front and a combination of uniquely blended metal and tortoiseshell temples. Feminine and graceful in style, flat-base lenses gave the design a retro sensibility.
Aero (1997) - Inspired by the mid-50s aviator-style sunglasses favored by pilots. This remixed classic double-bridge metal frame launched an entire story and reinvented the Aviator as we know it today. The iconic and now legendary Oliver Peoples frame attracted the attention of some of the most influential and recognizable faces in the fashion and entertainment industries. Its popularity continues today and the style remains in the current Classics collection.
3-Piece Rimless  - Reminiscent of the most recognizable 1920s and 30s optical eyewear. These significant designs helped to reflect and define the Oliver Peoples Collection as vintage-inspired.
Tycoon  - A bold, hand-sculpted acetate optical frame inspired by the timeless eyewear worn by famed 1950s musician, Roy Orbison. This style also evokes images of a powerful Hollywood director archetype. Favored as a sunglass as well, the style remains in the current Classics collection.
Harlot  - Evolved from the 1970s oversized trend that has dominated the eyewear industry since 2004. Unique to this design was the beautifully flattering lens shape and luxurious metal detailing that became the most desirable, provocative sunglass among glamorous female celebrities in Hollywood.