Channel Gregory Peck with Oliver Peoples, Eye Candy
When Gregory Peck donned the seersucker suit, and understated charm, of the noble Atticus Finch in the film adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird, he etched himself a place in sartorial history. While few will ever manage to be the man that Atticus Finch was (after all, he has the obscurity of a fictional character on his side) his debonair Alabama-gentleman style is within reach – with the launch of the Gregory Peck frames from Oliver Peoples.
Created in 2011 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Harper Lee’s iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning American novel, the Gregory Peck frames were inspired by the signature frames that the actor wore while portraying Mr Finch (voted by the American Film Institute as the greatest film hero of all time) as he battled the racial injustices of the Deep South, while also doling out wisdom to his two precocious children.
Gregory’s son, Anthony, had long remained in possession of the original frames and approached Oliver Peoples to recreate them in honour of the novel’s anniversary (and as a nod to his father’s iconic performance). The Oliver Peoples interpretation is made from vintage acetate and the retro-inspired design includes an exaggerated keyhole bridge and genuine horizontal plaques on the frame front and temples.
The range of signature frames (including the Raintree style pictured) is available locally from Eye Candy in the Emporium precinct.