Heritage / Milestones
The first Oliver Peoples boutique in West Hollywood, CA on iconic Sunset Blvd., starts selling the first original collection inspired by vintage frames purchased from an estate auction.
Larry Leight designs a special frame for Andy Warhol to wear for German Manner Vogue’s cover shoot.
Featured stories and fashion editorial spreads highlighting Oliver Peoples eyewear begin appearing in top fashion magazines around the world.
Oliver Peoples designs and creates in-house the first advertising campaign, Working Opticians, featuring its own staff of real opticians. This approach and expertise in eyewear remains at the heart of the brand philosophy.
NEIMAN MARCUS CATALOG
High-end landmark department store Neiman Marcus showcases Oliver Peoples’ bestselling frame in their famous Christmas catalog.
OLIVER PEOPLES TOKYO
Oliver Peoples opens it’s first flagship location in Japan. Two additional stores are added in Daikanyama (2012) and Nagoya (2013).
Time Magazine publishes a full page article about the success of Oliver Peoples including interviews with the top optical retailers, who claim they have never seen a phenomenon of this magnitude in all their years in the industry.
PAUL SMITH LICENSE
Oliver Peoples enters a licensing agreement with famed British clothing designer Sir Paul Smith to design Paul Smith Spectacles.
OLIVER PEOPLES SOHO
The third Oliver Peoples boutique opens in Soho, New York.
The iconic film American Psycho is released with an homage to Oliver Peoples. The influential style of Wall Street and the New York banker’s uniform is epitomized by the intellectual style of Oliver Peoples.
OLIVER PEOPLES MADISON
The fourth Oliver Peoples boutique opens on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later relocated in 2011.
SIGHT AND SOUND
Oliver Peoples begins to market its own CDs. Music plays an integral role in contributing to the OP lifestyle. The creation of a CD has been an ongoing pursuit to discover the freshest music across the globe.
PROPRIETARY GLASS LENSES
Oliver Peoples introduces its own exclusive, technologically-advanced polarized and photochromic mineral glass lenses in custom colors, featuring the most advanced coatings and the Oliver People breath logo
OLIVER PEOPLES COSTA MESA
The fifth Oliver Peoples boutique opens in Costa Mesa, California at South Coast Plaza.
OLIVER PEOPLES MALIBU
The sixth retail location opens in prestigious Malibu, California. With proximity to both Hollywood and the beach, Malibu is a perfect fit for the brand, attracting influential entertainment industry residents and jetsetters.
Oliver Peoples collaborates with Kris van Assche (Artistic Director of Dior Homme) on a frame for the runway debut of the KVA Men’s 2008 collection.
Oliver Peoples celebrates its 20 Year Anniversary by collaborating with Hollywood icon Robert Evans (legendary producer of The Godfather) on a special frame and the first brand marketing film, “Mindgames.”
NOM DE GUERRE COLLABORATION
In collaboration with Nom De Guerre, a New York retail store and apparel brand, Oliver Peoples releases an optical style, sunglass, and clip-on.
OLIVER PEOPLES SAN DIEGO
The seventh Oliver Peoples boutique opens in San Diego, California at Fashion Valley Center. In the same year, Oliver Peoples opens shop-in-shops at Bergdorf Goodman, New York and Ron Herman on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles
CATCH A TUESDAY
Modern Hollywood starlet Zooey Deschanel is also a fashion icon and musician, making her an ideal collaboration candidate to create a namesake frame and the campaign feature film, “Catch A Tuesday.”
The brand campaign and short film “Les enfants s’ennuient le dimanche” (The Children are bored on Sundays), starring Shirley Manson and Elijah Wood, is a light-hearted foray into the whimsical world of an odd couple entertaining themselves among luxury and leisure.
VINTAGE CIRCA 1987
Oliver Peoples launches Original Vintage Circa 1987: Larry is inspired to explore his personal archive and wholesale collection of original designs. In an ongoing celebration of our heritage, styles are produced in the same spirit and available to select stores.
For the 2010 season, Paris couture house Balmain collaborates with Oliver Peoples to create its first eyewear design reflecting the edgy aesthetics developed by designer Christophe Decarnin on the runway.
OLIVER PEOPLES CHICAGO
The eighth Oliver Peoples boutique opens in Chicago, Illinois on Rush Street.
GREGORY PECK COLLABORATION
Oliver Peoples releases the Gregory Peck, inspired by the optical style worn by Gregory Peck in his Academy Award-winning role as Atticus Finch in the film adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird.
Oliver Peoples celebrates 25 years since the release of the first wholesale collection. Two commemorative styles, inspired by original sketches from 1989, celebrate the momentous year. The campaign and short film “Stage 9” stars Hollywood legend Ray Liotta alongside actress Bar Paly.
OLIVER PEOPLES SAN FRANCISCO
Oliver Peoples opens its latest flagship boutique in San Francisco, California located at the corner of Maiden Lane and Grant Avenue.
OLIVER PEOPLES WEST
Oliver Peoples launches a new sunglass segment of the collection, Oliver Peoples WEST, which embodies the coastal, California lifestyle that inspires the brand. lifestyle. Created with sundrenched weekends in mind, the collection is fashioned for a life in motion. Embrace the Horizon. Go West.