We spotted Philly blogger Curran J. Swint in a pair of vintage l.a.Eyeworks “Pluto” sunglasses during a party honouring the artist KESH at Art Basel. These “Pluto I” sunglasses were first released in 1987 and manufactured in France (there was also a “Pluto II” and “Pluto III” in the series). The elaborate brow and temple arms are made of molded aluminum, with anodized finishes for a unique colour tone (While Curran’s pair is in a soft grey, the frames also came in magenta, neon green and yellow). The unique look and construction of these glasses definitely give off an interstellar vibe, true to their name. We love the contrast between the super round lenses and the sweeping yet jagged lines of the nose bridge and brow.
Blondie Singer Debbie Harry famously sported these sunglasses in an l.a.Eyeworks portrait campaign photographed by Greg Gorman. Curran put prescription frames in his pair, and wears them as his everyday shades.