When internationally acclaimed accessories designer Patty Perreira met Bill Barton the then President of Oliver Peoples, the stars were not only aligned but illuminated a path for the love of design and passion for excellence to be combined together in perfect union.
Patty’s strong aesthetic prowess—honed over time at houses like Prada, Paul Smith, Jil Sander and Vera Wang—paired with Bill’s business acumen and technical knowledge became the force behind Barton Perreira. In a short time the ascendant eyewear label has set itself apart with its unique brand of restrained glamour and meticulous design.
Launched in 2007, the Los Angeles-based brand rapidly expanded into local and international markets and became known for its focus on high style, commitment to innovation and the superior materials that go into crafting each individual pair.
Barton Perreira glasses have made an immediate impact on the fashion world and beyond. Hollywood style icons such as Angelina Jolie, Rachel Zoe, Heidi Klum, Jessica Biel, Orlando Bloom, Chloë Sevigny, and Giovanni Ribisi are just a few of Barton Perreira’s many famous aficionados.
For Giovanni Ribisi, it wasn’t enough to just wear the glasses. His interest in design led him to recently team up with Barton Perreira and create two pairs of sunglasses (aptly named The Giovanni and The Ribisi), which successfully capture his love of all things retro and classically cool.