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James Franco Wearing Gucci Style GG 1047/N/S

James Franco Wearing Gucci Style GG 1047/N/S

James Franco is wearing Gucci military green Carbon Fiber sunglasses in NYC this past spring Style: GG 1047/N/S Retail Price: $375.00 Availability: Select high end optical retailers nationwide Credits: courtesy of Getty Images
James Franco Star And Director In Techno Color Sunglasses Video

James Franco Star And Director In Techno Color Sunglasses Video

Gucci is pleased to present the Techno Color Sunglasses video directed by actor and writer James Franco, who also stars in the short film. The video, launching worldwide in April 2014, conveys a sophisticated aesthetic, true to Gucci’s luxury codes, capturing the glamorous allure of the new eyewear collection. Shot at the legendary Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the film features a charming game of seduction between James Franco and a beautiful woman, the model Natalia Bonifacci, with their eyes subtly intensified by the vivid shades of Gucci Techno Color sunglasses. The Gucci Techno Color eyewear capsule collection is a blend of sensuality and lightness, with a glam twist. Its linear and pure design is the result of a technology patented in the Eighties by Safilo Group and reinterpreted today in a new, lighter-than-ever version, enhanced by vibrant exotic colors: the utmost expression of the House’s fashion authority and technical expertise. Saturated lights underline the magic atmosphere of the Hollywood Hills, and the sunset hues are mirrored with magnificent reflection on the colourful lenses, elegantly highlighting the magnetic gazes between the protagonists. The Gucci Techno...
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New Gucci Men’s Sporty-Chic Sunglasses & Optical Frames

New Gucci Men’s Sporty-Chic Sunglasses & Optical Frames

For Spring/Summer 2014 Gucci presents a new men’s sunglasses and optical frame collection, an innovative high tech interpretation of an urban attitude with a sporty-chic style dedicated to the contemporary man. These new sunglasses and optical frames are a blend of classic allure, with their easy-to-wear square-shaped silhouette, and contemporary touch, thanks to the use of new materials, such as carbon fiber temples which are ultra-light and highly performing, ensuring the utmost in comfort. The impeccable quality of these styles is completed by the rubber tips on the end of the temples, allowing for a comfortable fit, and by the polarized lenses, which guarantee an excellent quality of vision and perfect colour perception. The Gucci logo on the lenses and on the temples, the web green-red-green stripe and the Diamante pattern on the inside of the temples are the iconic details underlining the distinctive DNA of these frames. The sunglasses are available in brown with bronze lenses, matt black with grey lenses, military green with brown shaded lenses, blue with grey lenses. The optical model is available in black, Havana, matt black and green. These sunglasses and optical frames...
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Gucci’s Perfect Accessory For The Contemporary Traveler

Gucci’s Perfect Accessory For The Contemporary Traveler

For Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Gucci presents Gucci Viaggio sunglasses designed to meet the modern globetrotters’ desire for highly versatile items. These sunglasses, with their unique aesthetic yet functional elements, are the perfect balance between formal sophistication and casual attitude, dedicated to people who want to feel stylish and comfortable when traveling. With its unique folding design, the model perfectly combines a relaxed urban attitude with a dynamic personality. The result is an ultra-lightweight and incredibly comfortable item: the hinge joints on the front and temples conceal an exclusive mechanism that allows the sunglasses to be folded and placed in a special case. This square-shaped model features clean, simple lines, an acetate front and slim metal temples, embellished externally with the “T-bar” logo-plaque and internally with the “VIAGGIO” detail, a distinctive symbol of the collection. Once folded, the sunglasses may be placed in a dedicated special case featuring the Gucci “GG” texture printed all-over: the perfect accessory for a contemporary traveler. As part of a worldwide eco-friendly program designed to progressively reduce the company’s...
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Jessica Chastain Wearing Gucci Liquid Wood Sunglasses

Jessica Chastain Wearing Gucci Liquid Wood Sunglasses

  Jessica Chastain out in Soho on her cell phone, wearing Gucci Liquid Wood sunglasses, with a Victoria Secret shopping bag on JUNE 6, 2012 in New York City, New York CREDITS: Buzz/La Presse
Actor Stanley Tucci At COSMOPOLIS

Actor Stanley Tucci At COSMOPOLIS

  Actor Stanley Tucci assisting filmmaker David Cronenberg with the GG1013S
Workplace Health And Safety Accreditation

Workplace Health And Safety Accreditation

Safilo is proud to announce that it has received two relevant international certifications regarding corporate social responsibility – SA8000:2008 – and occupational health and safety – OHSAS 18001:2007 – from DNV Business Assurance, a world leading independent certification body. These certifications further demonstrate the Group’s commitment to sustainable development and corporate conscience in every aspect of its business and Safilo is therefore among the first Italian companies in the luxury segment to hold such relevant accreditation. These certifications are key, as they recognize, at an international level, the company’s commitment to its employees and stakeholders, in terms of ensuring sustainable business development. The company has already shown its commitment to such issues, having previously obtained UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 organization and business process quality accreditation. “We are extremely satisfied” – said Roberto Vedovotto, Chief Executive Officer of the Safilo Group – “with the goal we have achieved. However, we are well aware that it’s not an endpoint, but a starting point for the company. We were able to achieve this goal by also actively...
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Board Of Directors Of Safilo Group S.P.A. Approves

Board Of Directors Of Safilo Group S.P.A. Approves

The Board of Directors of Safilo Group S.p.A. today approved the consolidated financial statements for 20112. The Board of Directors also reviewed the financial statements at December 31, 20112, which will be submitted for approval to the Shareholders’ Meeting called for April 27, 2012 in first call or for May 04, 2012 in second call. In the fourth quarter of 2011, financial results remained healthy for Safilo, with trends substantially in line with the third quarter of the year. Top line growth was again driven by the strong performance of the Group’s licensed brand and own brand portfolio in the main fast-growing markets in Asia and Latin America as well as by the resilience of the US market. In the quarter, the net result was positive and benefited from the good performance of the operating result. Results in full year 2011 proved to be very solid for Safilo, underlining year-on-year improvements at all economic and financial levels. The Group’s 2011 revenues increased by 6.0% at constant perimeter1 and exchange rates, EBITDA and EBIT improved double-digit, driving the net result to a profit of Euro 27.9 million. The Group finished the year with a strong balance sheet, with...
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Carson Kressley To Emcee Safilo Fashion Show

Carson Kressley To Emcee Safilo Fashion Show

Carson Kressley, renowned stylist, television star and host of the make-over show Carson-Nation on the OWN network will again serve as the celebrity guest emcee of Safilo USA’s Spring/Summer 2012 fashion show at Vision Expo East.   (Safilo Booth # 1151) Kressley, who recently appeared on the 13th season of ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, will emcee the Friday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 24th fashion show at 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. featuring runway looks from Safilo’s diverse portfolio of fashion brands including Alexander McQueen, Banana Republic, Boss Orange, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Kate Spade New York, Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs, MaxMara, Tommy Hilfiger and YSL.  The fashion shows continue on Sunday, March 25th with the same show times. “It is our extreme pleasure to have Carson Kressley once again emcee the Safilo USA fashion show.  Carson dazzles the audience with his larger-than-life personality and insightful fashion commentary which we can always count on to add to the overall excitement of the Safilo USA booth,” said Robin Scheer Ettinger, Safilo USA’s Vice President of Marketing. The Safilo Group is worldwide leader in the premium eyewear...
Safilo Announces The Acquisition Of The Polaroid Eyewear Business

Safilo Announces The Acquisition Of The Polaroid Eyewear Business

Padua, November 17, 2011 – Following the Board of Directors’ approval, Safilo Group announces that Safilo has just signed an agreement with StyleMark for the acquisition of the Polaroid Eyewear business, a world leader in optics and lens technology and a global eyewear manufacturer and distributor, with a strong and recognizable market positioning. The Polaroid Eyewear business is part of the StyleMark Group and has offices in the UK, Switzerland, the US, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, China and Russia as well as a comprehensive network of distribution partners around the world. Polaroid invented the first man-made polarizer for commercial use in 1929 and the first pair of Polaroid sunglasses was sold in 1935. Polaroid has been a pioneer and leader in polarizing lens technology ever since. For the year 2011, the Polaroid Eyewear business is expected to record sales of approximately USD 63 million and generate an expected EBITDA of around USD 8.75 million. The acquisition of the Polaroid Eyewear business is consistent with Safilo Group’s strategy of building a strong portfolio of Safilo own brands, in order to complement its well performing licensed brand portfolio. The inclusion...
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Safilo Group And Céline Announce New Multi-Year Agreement

Safilo Group And Céline Announce New Multi-Year Agreement

Padua, November 14, 2011 – Safilo Group, worldwide leader in the premium eyewear sector, and the luxury brand Céline, today announced the signing of a multi-year licensing agreement for the production and worldwide distribution of Céline eyewear. The collections, designed for a sophisticated modern woman, will be available from January 2012 in Céline boutiques and selected retail outlets worldwide. “We are extremely pleased to announce a licensing agreement with a brand as exclusive as Céline” – declared Roberto Vedovotto, CEO of the Safilo Group – “this new collaboration allows us to add one of the most desirable names in international fashion to our portfolio, while strengthening our ties with the LVMH group.” “We are very happy to announce our partnership with Safilo Group” – stated Marco Gobbetti, CEO of Céline – “we are sure that thanks to Safilo’s experience and knowhow in the eyewear industry our collections will express the modern elegance and highest quality that distinguish all Céline’s products as unique and timeless icons.” About Safilo Group The Safilo Group is worldwide leader in the premium eyewear sector and maintains...
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Board Of Directors Of Safilo Group S.P.A. Approves Results

Board Of Directors Of Safilo Group S.P.A. Approves Results

Padua, November 7, 2011 – The Board of Directors of SAFILO GROUP S.P.A. today reviewed and approved the results of the third quarter and first nine months of 2011. In the third quarter of 2011, Safilo registered a positive top line growth on the back of the significant progress of the fast-growing markets in all the Group’s main product categories as well as the good performance of the American market. The operating result (EBIT) of the quarter improved compared to the same period in 2010. Following the quarterly results, in the first nine months of 2011 Safilo confirmed a solid performance both at the economic and financial level. Sales grew by 6.7% at constant perimeter1 and exchange rates, EBITDA and EBIT increased double-digit and the Group’s net result was positive at Euro 26.6 million. At the end of September, the net debt remained in line with the level reached in the first half of the year, at Euro 239.4 million, confirming the financial leverage of net debt to EBITDA at 1.95x. Roberto Vedovotto, Chief Executive Officer of the Safilo Group, commented: “During the third quarter of the year the developing and emerging countries continued to perform well, confirming the...
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Nicola Giorgi New Global Head Of House Brands For Safilo Group

Nicola Giorgi New Global Head Of House Brands For Safilo Group

Padua, September 19, 2011 – Safilo Group, worldwide leader in the premium eyewear industry, has appointed Nicola Giorgi as the new Global Head of the House Brands, reporting directly to Roberto Vedovotto, Chief Executive Officer of Safilo Group. Born in Bologna in 1965, Nicola joins Safilo from Tod’s Group, where he was General Manager of Hogan, heading the extraordinary international expansion of the brand for the recent years. He previously gained a number of important professional experiences in the automotive industry, most recently as General Manger of the brand Mini for the BMW Group. Roberto Vedovotto, Chief Executive Officer of Safilo, stated: “Our management team is once more enriched by an extraordinary professional in one of the most strategic roles for the future development of Safilo Group. I am extremely proud to announce the appointment of Nicola Giorgi as the new Head of the House Brands business. Our proprietary portfolio, which is today composed of Carrera, Safilo, Smith, Oxydo and Blue Bay, represents our most important challenge and the biggest opportunity of future growth. Nicola’s proven track record and managerial capabilities in all different business...
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Special Edition 1921 Sunglasses Celebrate 90 Iconic Years

Special Edition 1921 Sunglasses Celebrate 90 Iconic Years

Gucci is pleased to introduce special edition 1921 sunglasses, part of an exclusive collection conceived to celebrate its 90th anniversary. Designed by Creative Director Frida Giannini, the model pays homage to the icons, craftsmanship, and luxury materials for which the House has become renowned since its founding in Florence by Guccio Gucci in 1921. Completely covered in natural leather, the special edition women’s sunglasses feature an elegant, large upsweep shape and glass lenses. An 18-carat gold plaque on the left temple carries a new engraved trademark, G. GUCCI Firenze 1921. The model is available in three colours – cherry, beige, and brown – and comes with a leather case. A commemoration of 90 iconic years, the exclusive 1921 sunglasses will debut in Gucci boutiques worldwide from July and at select opticians from September.
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Safilo Group S.P.A. Approves The Results Of The First Half Of 2011

Safilo Group S.P.A. Approves The Results Of The First Half Of 2011

Padua, August 2, 2011 – The Board of Directors of SAFILO GROUP S.p.A. today reviewed and approved the results of the second quarter and first half of 2011. In the second quarter of 2011, the Group reported an acceleration in the underlying growth trends, delivering a double-digit organic sales increase and solid improvement of margins. Specifically, in the period: • Revenues grew by 10.5% at constant perimeter1 and exchange rates, with the quarterly trends driven by the upbeat growth of the main fast-growing Asian and Latin American countries, the sound trading conditions of the US market and better performance of Europe; • EBITDA and EBIT rose by 30.9% and 48.3% respectively, benefitting of the higher gross margin and the continuing deleverage of SG&A expenses both in the core wholesale business as well as at retail stores level. Below the operating line, lower financial expenses and tax rate also contributed to the consistent improvement of the Group’s net result; • Net Debt declined both compared to the end of the previous quarter and the end of June 2010 thanks to the improved profitability of the period and the tight control on working capital management. Roberto...
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