Jade Kleinman

Jade purchased these Leisure Society sunglasses at Sundance because she loved the detailing on the arm and the vintage feel. Part of Leisure Society’s luxurious yet accessible line of eyewear (inspired no doubt by creative director Shane Baum’s stints working at Paul Frank and Louis Vuitton), these “Harvard 51” frames were modelled after a pair of glasses issued to troops by the military in WWII. We love the higher bridge and slight butterfly shape along the brow line, not to mention the contrast of the tortoiseshell and gold. At once preppy and feminine, the glasses are made from 100% pure titanium plated in 18k gold, then combined with Japanese cotton-based acetate temple tips & hidden spring hinges. Everything is done by hand, with craftsman reportedly spending up to six hours per frame! As collectible as they are wearable, these are statement frames through and through – a mix of good design and quality craftsmanship.

Steven Kolb

Steven Kolb is the CEO of the CFDA and a man who knows his eyewear. With close to 30 pairs on rotation, Kolb once told a reporter that he builds his outfit every morning around the eyes.

Though he’s often spotted in frames by Selima Optique, Kolb is also keen on supporting designers who are members of the CFDA. On this day, he was wearing these gold-plated titanium “Harvard” frames from California-based luxury brand, Leisure Society. Designer Shane Baum says the frames are a variation of a style issued to troops by the U.S. military during WWII.