Oliver Peoples is a prestigious eyewear brand known all around the world. Their glasses all have a vintage-inspired design mainly because this is fashionable but also because creative director, Larry Leight, is fascinated with vintage eyewear. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary literary work and famous film ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, the band released a pair of glasses which replicate the iconic pair that the protagonist, Atticus Finch, played by Gregory Peck, wore in the classic movie.
The Oliver Peoples Gregory Peck glasses are named after the actor himself who won an Academy Award for his role in the 1962 film. The glasses have an exaggerated keyhole bridge and genuine plaques on the front and arms of the frames. The brand is famous for not boldly using a logo on their products so that they are visible, however, the temple ends are hallmarked with a small Oliver Peoples sign merely to prove its authenticity for the wearer.
The Gregory Peck spectacles have a timeless elegance. The glasses are memorable and were fashionable 50 years ago but still remain stylish to this day. The rounded frames are made of fine acetate and will suit most face shapes. According to the American Film Institute, the style is worn by the ‘greatest hero in movie history.’ The glasses have a masculine style but can be worn by women as well as in today’s fashion more women are adopting a masculine fashion trend.
Anthony Peck, son of Gregory Peck, had the original glasses in his possession. He felt it was the right time to recreate the iconic style and being a huge fan of the Oliver Peoples brand, he chose them to recreate the glasses. The brand successfully designed a true representation of the original style with amazing quality. The OV5186 frames are a mixture of vintage and modern which is reflected in the juxtaposition of materials and the design of the model. The sophisticated collection comes in a wide range of colours, richly layered tortoise and flattering neutrals to name but a few. The attention to detail and exquisite design makes them hugely popular and has even appeared in Italian Vogue.