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Linda Farrow, a brand that calls its goods "the world's most exclusive eyewear," has indeed created some of the world's most obscenely expensive eyewear. According to WWD, the label has released a three-piece sunglasses collaboration with the Hong Kong-based luxury department store Lane Crawford, and the most expensive pair retails for $32,000. Personally, I'd rather invest that money in 4,571 jars of Whole Foods 365 brand almond butter or, like, a year's worth of rent in New York, but to each her own ridiculous financial choices.
Why, pray tell, would a pair of aviators cost that much? Because they are crafted from 18-karat yellow gold, embellished with white diamonds, and have a 24-karat gold lens. There's also a more affordable white gold/platinum lens model for $11,000, and for the real cheapskates, a rose gold style that's going for $8,700.
Linda Farrow's creative team, which has completed collaborations with designers like Jeremy Scott and Dries Van Noten in the past, is pretty familiar with working in shades of gold. The brand's website currently stocks a yellow gold aviator ($1,105) and some white gold and platinum frames ($1,215), which seem refreshingly attainable compared to the Lane Crawford pieces.
We've reached out to Linda Farrow for more information and images, but for now, get a look at the specs here.