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From the pince-nez spectacles to Marilyn Monroe’s famous cat eye frames to the latest rage for clear aviators, prescription glasses are no longer worn to merely serve a basic function, they have since evolved into a highly coveted fashion staple.  In 1969 Graham Cutler and Tony Gross boldly introduced optical frames as a fashion accessory and they haven't looked back since.

Last week our friends at Cutler and Gross held a private viewing party at their Melrose store location to showcase new works by Los Angeles artist, Ariana Papademetropoulos, - part of the Cutler and Gross Visionaries series, which supports emerging artists.

The Visionaires series encompasses a range of collaborations with bold and brilliant creative talents. Whether new, emerging or famous, the series shines a light on individuals who have the personality, creative vision and intelligent style to help us all see the world differently. 

Building on Cutler and Gross’ longstanding association with the art world, art curator, Janet Levy, chose Papademetropoulos and Vieux for this summer’s artist presentations, Psych Seen, both challenging the subjects of perception and illusion through their work.

Check out photos from Cutler and Gross x Ariana Papademetropoulos collaboration titled, 'The man who saved the neighbor’s dog from an imaginary fire', below and click on any image to expand: 

Photographed by: Ben Rice