American Fashion Designer Nanette Lepore Sets Her Eyes on Stylish Starlet Emma Roberts as Muse for New Vogue Eyewear

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Nanette Lepore, Participant for the 2012 Design Series for Vogue Eyewear, Creates the “Emma”for Vogue Eyewear

Nanette Lepore for Vogue Eyewear

American fashion designer Nanette Lepore has been selected as the participant for the 2012 Design Series for Vogue Eyewear. The program was created in 2009 by Luxottica in partnership with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to support American designers and provide them with the opportunity to create a limited edition frame for Vogue Eyewear. As part of the annual initiative, all participants were required to not have any previous eyewear experience. Past CFDA collaborators include Rebecca Minkoff, Monica Botkier, Yeohlee Teng, Devi Kroell, Kara Ross, and Matt Murphy.

When conceiving her sunglasses, Lepore chose Emma Roberts as her muse, drawing inspiration from the actresses natural look and feminine style to create the “Emma” frame. The “Emma” pays tribute to the fashion icons of the past with its classic cat-eye shape and muted cream coloring. Updated with gold appliqué detailing and soft gradient lenses for a modern twist, the frames capture the playful and youthful spirit of the stylish starlet. The “Emma” will be available exclusively at select Sunglass Hut stores and for $129.95. Vogue Eyewear, a celebrity favorite, has been spotted on the faces of Hollywood’s elite including Katy Perry, Katie Holmes and Jennifer Lopez.

"While designing my new sunglasses, I wanted every woman who puts them on to feel like she was going off on a fantasy. Emma Roberts embodies that spirit of idealism and sophistication. She was the perfect muse,” said Nanette Lepore.

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About the Council of Fashion Designer’s of America
The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc, (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association that leads industry- wide initiatives and whose membership consists of more than 370 of America’s foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry, and accessory designers. In addition to hosting the annual CFDA Fashion Awards, which recognize the top creative talent in the industry, the organization offers programs which support professional development and scholarships, including the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, the Geoffrey Beene Design Scholar Award, the Liz Claiborne Scholarship Award, and the CFDA/Teen Vogue Scholarship. Member support is provided through the Business Services Network, a high-profile group of companies offering designers strategic opportunities. The CFDA Foundation, Inc. is a separate, not-for-profit organized to mobilize the membership to raise funds for charitable causes. Through the Foundation, the CFDA created and manages Fashion Targets Breast Cancer; raises funds for HIV/AIDS organizations with 7th on Sale; addresses the issue of model health with The CFDA Health Initiative; and is a key participant in other programs such as the annual Fashion’s Night Out. For more information, please visit

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