It can’t be easy to be the person in charge of the clothes for movies like the upcoming No Time to Die—the 25th instalment of the James Bond franchise. Costume designer Suttirat Anne Larlarb took on the challenge, however, and outfitted 007 with a pair of sunglasses from Barton Perreira.
“We chose pieces that are going to withstand the test of time as a classic, while also very much being steps ahead of the current movement,” explains Larlarb. “Each piece needed to be what I like to call the ‘answer.’ Barton Perreira sunglasses immediately ticked all the boxes of what a number of our Bond looks required—and across a variety of settings and circumstances in the story, they were the answer.” That answer comes in three forms.
The first is the Joe sunglasses, which are the exact glasses Bond wears himself. The acetate frames have a conservative silhouette marked with rectangular mineral glass lenses done in vintage grey. The Norton glasses are a part of the collection as well and come with a minimalist round, bottle-green lens and a chestnut frame. The Courtier is the final offering in the collection and they bring a rebellious nature with a slim titanium brow and matte frames holding dusk-pewter smoulder lenses. You can get any of these sunglasses for USD$440.
Each handmade pair comes with an officially licensed 007 logo on the temple and will be delivered in a limited edition 007 box with an authenticity card and a cleaning cloth.
“We’re thrilled to integrate the Barton Perreira brand into such aniconic franchise and are excited for viewers to not only see the collection come to life in the film, but to also have the opportunity to purchase the styles. James Bond embodies many things Barton Perreira represents—style, innovation, design, and affinity for high-quality luxury items—and we’re proud to see him in our frames,” expressed Patty Perreira, the co-founder and designer at Barton Perreira.
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