Cutler and Gross is a British luxury eyewear brand founded by Graham Cutler and Tony Gross in 1969, with its headquarters located in the Knightsbridge area of London. The brand originated in London in 1969 when partners Graham Cutler and Tony Gross, who met at Northampton College during their optometry studies in the early '60s, opened their first optical studio in Knightsbridge in 1971. They gained recognition for introducing fashionable eyewear, initially specializing in custom handmade frames. Over time, their collection expanded from exclusive sunglasses to stylish prescription glasses. Designed to be unisex and suitable for both men and women, their products are crafted to fit various lifestyles and face shapes.
Currently, Marie Wilkinson heads the design department, having been with Cutler and Gross since 1982. The brand boasts an illustrious fan base, including celebrities such as Madonna, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Kate Moss, and Manolo Blahnik.
In addition to the flagship store in Knightsbridge, London, Cutler and Gross have a vintage shop in Knightsbridge, recognized among "The 100 Best Shops in London" by Time Out London. They also have a store in Spitalfields, East London, and another outside the capital in Bath, England. Internationally, Cutler and Gross have bespoke boutiques in New York City's SoHo district, West Hollywood, and Toronto.
The Knightsbridge boutique houses the Cutler and Gross Museum, displaying over four thousand frames dating back to 1969, emphasizing the brand's rich history and meticulous attention to detail. Cutler and Gross eyewear is designed at the Marylebone headquarters in London and handmade in a factory in Cadore, Italy. The eyewear has graced runways and appeared in publications such as Vogue, Glamour, Elle, Grazia, Marie Claire, Dazed & Confused, GQ, Vanity Fair, Esquire, The Financial Times, and Forbes.
The brand has become synonymous with style and sophistication, capturing the attention of celebrities and gaining visibility in the media, including films and television. Notable appearances include films like "Kingsman: The Secret Service" and "Notting Hill." In 2009, Cutler and Gross received the "Best Accessory" award at the UK Fashion Export Awards, and in 2010, their eyewear adorned the cover of Graham Pullin's book "Design Meets Disability."
Cutler and Gross have collaborated with various fashion brands over the years to create limited-edition frames, including Erdem, Maison Margiela, Giles Deacon, Comme Des Garcons, Mulberry, Thomas Tait, Alberta Ferretti, Martyn Bal, and Victoria Beckham.
At Ottica Lucciola, our commitment is to continue meeting the desires of our customers by offering not only high-quality products but also eyewear that reflects the latest fashion trends. Cutler and Gross, with its iconic history and refined design, becomes an extraordinary addition to our collection, combining timeless elegance with an awareness of modern fashion dynamics.