Victoria Beckham Couldn’t Find Chic Glasses, So She’s Making ‘Em Herself

If you’ve leafed through the September issue of US Glamour by now, you’ve already seen Victoria Beckham in all her bespectacled glory. But what you may not have know is that the frames she dons in the above shot are a part of the designer’s first ever prescription eyewear collection, due in stores in January and February 2013.

WWD reports that Beckham has partnered with optical experts Cutler & Gross for a six-piece collection, which will include lightweight aviators and heavier, rectangular acetate styles, each of which will come in three colorways and feature a diamond-faceted “V”.

Despite the omnipresence of her giant sunglasses, Beckham hasn’t been photographed wearing prescription specs since her Spice Girls years. But now that the group is (maybe) on its way back to the spotlight, it looks like a four-eyed VB might be as well. The designer explained to WWD:

“I do need to wear glasses — [but] I haven’t found glasses that suit me or that I particularly like. I’ve always been quite self-conscious [about this], so that’s why I’ve decided to do them myself.”

We can see how blurry vision would be an especially distressing situation when your husband looks like this. And speaking of David Beckham, apparently the soccer star is a specs-wearer himself — VB reveals that she and her husband don the unisex “Heavy Square” frame.

We’ve been on the lookout for a new set of frames ourselves and these might be just the ticket once they hit stores in the new year, even if they aren’t quite what you’d call a bargain buy at $410 per pair. But just think of how chic you’ll look when you can actually (finally!) see yourself in the mirror!


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