You can’t hear the name Iris Apfel without conjuring up images of the 90-year-old style icon’s oversized eye glasses. Along with eclectic jewelry, they’ve become her signature. So, it should come as no surprise that after a slew of jewelry collaborations, Apfel has her sights set on designing an eyewear collection.
She’s collaborating with Eyebobs, a company known for its stylish reading glasses. Though an Iris Apfel-designed collection won’t bow until 2013, they’ve launched a limited edition frame inspired by her called, of course, the “Iris.” The thick-rimmed, oval-shaped frame is available in three colors starting in January and proceeds will benefit Lighthouse International, one of Apfel’s favorite charities, WWD is reporting.
The “Iris” looks great, but we can’t wait to see the “Eyebobs by Iris Apfel” collection, which will include readers, sun readers and polarized sunglasses and retail for a reasonable $75 to $99. While we’re not sure how many people this look appeals to (would you wear them?), we hope they’re all as absurdly large and round as the ones she wears. Click through for a closer look at the “Iris.”