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- The Mande ($325) was inspired by the fierce shades worn by Catherine Deneuve's character in the 1968 French film, Manon 70. They're rocked by both Rashida Jones and Beyonce.
- A peek at the academia-inspired Oliver Peoples summer 2012 campaign.
- Robert Downey Jr. wore the unisex Braverman ($420) sunglasses at the Oscars. Jessica Biel and Rooney Mara are also super fans.
- The Corie ($340) comes in an array of colorways. They're inspired by trendsetters of the '70s like Jane Birkin and Goldie Hawn.
- For the boys: The Copter ($535) is a masculine sunglass inspired by founder and creative director Larry Leight's recent visit to a luxury auto show in LA. The classic aviator was designed with a high performance sports car in mind.
- The Parsons is a unisex optical style handcrafted of substantial acetate and comes in a handful of colors. We dug the tortoise shells.
- More images from the summer 2012 campaign, which you can see come to life in a new short film on Oliver People's website.
What do Zooey Deschanel, Kristen Stewart, Robert Downey Jr. and Rooney Mara all have in common? Besides being screen-stealing brunettes, they're all high-flying fans of Oliver Peoples. Co-founded in 1987 by native Angeleno Larry Leight, the iconic eyewear house is known for producing classically cool specs that transcend trends, which is why top celebrities have been rocking these frames for decades. Hell, even Andy Warhol was a fan.
Given that Oliver Peoples is having a major moment right now (they just unveiled an enchanting short film in coordination with their snazzy redesigned website), we had to swing by their HQ in West Hollywood to see their latest offerings in the flesh. After marveling over the summer 2012 campaign images that cleverly lined the office, we beelined to the collection, which is inspired by academia and cinema.
View the gallery for our favorite styles (with pricing), shop it all here, then watch the Lisa Eisner-directed campaign film starring the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson here.
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