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iconic style

It's no secret that the most desired sunglasses by women in love with a certain fashion icon were from one particular movie that came out in 1961. The film was about a wayward playgirl who embodied the jazzy newness of the sixties, the birth of free spirit and wanderlust, and a female antihero who glamorized fashion in a way only Truman Capote could've realized. After years of imitations of the famous sunglasses, Island Company's Creative Director, Spencer Antle, was convinced no one had ever done it correctly: “The glasses from the movie had no origin. It had been researched by many, and quite a few companies took credit, but after a year of our own investigations and comparisons we found that forensically, none even came close.”

“I loved the glasses she wore. They were chunky, heavy, and had a look I never had seen in glasses before.
They epitomized her character. Larger than
life, dark, sexy, and classic.”

- Spencer Antle

“I came from a film background and this film and actress were among my favorite. And I loved the glasses she wore. They were chunky, heavy, and had a look I never had seen in glasses before. They epitomized her character. Larger than life, dark, sexy and classic,” explains Spencer Antle. “I saw all these attempts at replicas and knew they were wrong. Through 3D renderings, picture-on-picture matching and doing sample after sample, we eventually got to a point where I was sure we had it.”


Handmade with the highest craftsmanship in one of the top factories in Italy, the Holiday Golightly Sunglasses are now available only at www.islandcompany.com and at Island Company Retail Stores.