Marie Wilkinson’s love of glasses began with her first pair of spectacles at the age of eight; she became interested in how glasses are worn and the feelings they evoke.
Appointed Design Director of Cutler and Gross in 2006, Marie’s unparalleled eye for detail, prolific design and love for handmade eyewear has allowed her to create iconic collections for Cutler and Gross. Marie has been instrumental in the design process for many of the brand’s high profile collaborations over the years, and has fitted eyewear for some of the most famous faces in the worlds of film, art and music.
About Cutler and Gross
Founded in 1969, British luxury eyewear brand Cutler and Gross combines the finest Italian craftsmanship with irrefutably cool style. Since its establishment in fashion’s halcyon days, the brand’s signature creativity has been applied to sunglasses and optical frames with their trademark numbered designs and absence of an ostentatious logo.
The bold, individual style of Cutler and Gross has attracted some of the most prestigious names in the industry for collaborations — from design houses such as Erdem, Comme Des Garçons and Maison Martin Margiela, to creative icons including Victoria Beckham, Roksanda Ilincic and Bella Freud, as well as limited edition launches such as Jay-Z for Barney’s New York.
Considered bastions of iconic eyewear, opticals and sunglasses designed by the brand have been worn by some of the most recognisable faces of the last four decades. Brand fans include the legendary David Hockney, Grace Jones, Sir Elton John and Madonna, as well as influential artists and style leaders from Rihanna, Alicia Keys and Erykah Badu to Kate Moss and Manolo Blahnik.