By Deirdre Carroll: Senior Editor
The classic (top) and 2424
(bottom) from Colors in Optics.
NEW YORK—Colors in Optics has re-launched the Original Vintage Optical Collection by Sanford Hutton. First launched in 1978, the collection was also the inspiration for the company’s name due to its innovative and unique use of color.
Hutton, a licensed optician, helped pioneer the use of color by making a number of classic frames in 25 vibrant colors including cherry red, cobalt blue, emerald green and violet. The look was an immediate sensation and featured in the movies “Annie Hall” starring Diane Keaton and “American Gigolo” with Richard Gere.
Now, 30 years later, Colors in Optics has brought back this authentic collection featuring original iconic models such as the Orfina, Bespeckled, and 2424. Catering to both men and women, each frame is further accented with the original nail heads and comes in all the same vibrant colors.
Counter cards, original logo plaques, cases and cleaning cloths are available to support the collection and each frame comes with authentic hang tags from the 1970s. Dispenser Price Guide: $$. ■