It seems like every day there’s a new designer x celebrity collaboration, but less ubiquitous are the moments when a star takes the backseat and serves as the creative inspiration and, in return, the promotional vehicle for a line or an individual piece. Such is the case with Emma Roberts and the limited edition sunglasses Nanette Lepore designed for her. Last night was the official launch of the Emma-inspired shades, and Roberts, Lepore, and Vogue Eyewear celebrated in style with an intimate party on the VIP floor of the 5th Avenue Sunglasses Hut. (Yes, that’s a thing that exists, and we have the pictures to prove it.) We caught up with Emma herself to get her reaction to the finished product and serving as Nanette’s design inspiration.
MTV STYLE: What exactly does it mean to be Nanette Lepore’s sunglasses muse? Were you involved in the design process at all?
EMMA ROBERTS: It was awesome to be the muse because I didn’t have to do anything, and I got a really great pair of sunglasses out of it! Nanette Lepore designed them for me, and she did such a good job because, literally, I’ve wanted a pair of glasses that look like this forever. They’re, like, glamorous but a little ’90s. And I love the cat eye — that’s all I wear. I love these, and I can’t wait to wear them.
What an honor! Did you already have a relationship with Nanette before these namesake shades?
Well, I wear her clothes, and I’m a huge fan. I think she does such a great job of doing clothes for young people and older people. I love the way she uses color and prints, and I think she really knows how to capture femininity. I’ve just always been a fan, so I was really excited to get to meet her and see the sunglasses she designed.
Actress Emma Roberts attends the Vogue Eyewear and CFDA unveiling of the ‘Emma’ sunglass with Nanette Lepore and Emma Roberts at Sunglass Hut on October 18, 2012 in New York City. Check out the photos below!
EDIT (10/19): Check out more MQs plus HQs have now been added from the event! Added official and random Instagram photos too!
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