Designer Karen Walker has become known for her bold, classic eyewear designs worn by everyone from Lady Gaga to Millie Bobby Brown, and now she is back with a fresh new men's collection. Called Visage, this collection is all about, as the name suggests, the face and the French. It's described as what "Robert Mapplethorpe would have worn if he'd ever got his skinny white ass out of Manhattan to take in the sun on the French Riviera."
Visage combines the refinement and glam of Cannes in the 1950s with a fun injection of mod stylings of the 1960s. Introducing two new styles to her Monumental line of mens eyewear with the Klee and Ali, Walker manages to create a timeless design that retains its youthful sense of play and personality. In a similar blend of throwback classicism and new age attitudes, the campaign for Visage is an homage to Hollywood glam that blurs the lines of gender in a way that feels very au courant.