News & Trends: Decadent designer Tom Ford has designed the ultimate in aviator sunglasses this season, taking a classic style to a whole other level. Ford’s new Pablo model, recently spotted on Brad Pitt, comes with two sets of lenses: one that fits right into the metal frame and the other set in plastic inserts giving the luxurious look of combination shades. Sunglass connoisseurs will notice the similarities to the Tom Ford Hawkings aviator, no longer being made, from his debut line.
The Pablo represents an evolution of the earlier Ford design in that they are much better proportioned, enabling a fine fit for both men and women. True sunglass history buffs will notice the influence of an old (1970’s) Ted Lapidus aviator with the plastic inserts in, and the Porsche Design Aviators from the 1980’s with the plastic inserts out. The Pablo is offered in three colors: gold / light havana (pictured above), gunmetal / dark havana, and gold /black, priced at $450 per pair at select eyewear retailers such as Eyegoodies.com.