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  • Writer's pictureLaura Pew

Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds Attend NY Launch of "Spectacle" A Visionary New Eyewear Publication

Updated: Sep 10, 2023

Spectacle is a new luxury publication showcasing an exquisite journey into the intersection of eyewear design, fashion, art, culture, and photography. It is curated by visionary husband and wife duo, Guy Aroch and Anna Palma. Designed by acclaimed Creative Director Rockwell Harwood.

The Spectacle Book launched on the eve of NYFW with a party at Saturdays NYC, on 31 Crosby Street, Friday September 8th, with Alexandra Richards (daughter of Rolling Stone, Keith Richards) DJing on the night and Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Camille Rowe & Elsa Hosk in attendance.

The genesis of Spectacle began during the pandemic in 2021 when Guy and Anna decided to create a platform, a visual conversation with other creatives who share a passion for eyewear. What transpired was a light-hearted, fun take on the industry, and the subject as a whole. Our idea is to unite creatives to put their own twist on these everyday objects that hold a deeper meaning to us all. We thought it is best as something tactile and tangible in this digital landscape.

The book is 260 pages and is beautifully printed. It’s a limited run. From iconic brands Gucci, Céline, and Christian Dior; to eyewear specialists such as Oliver Peoples, Jacques Marie Mage, Selima and Mykita; to cutting-edge labels such as District Vision, Glvss, and Richard Quinn, Spectacle showcases the finest eyewear creations in the world, brought to life by the contributing artists, and through the visionary graphic design of Rockwell Harwood and fashion director, Haidee Finlay-Levin.

With an extensive and diverse roster of world-class contributors, this collaborative project brings a unique blend of aesthetic viewpoints to print.

Spectacle promises to be a visual delight, a light-hearted and fun take on fashion, art, and design, and Spectacle will be an indispensable resource for those who seek to be at the forefront of eyewear innovation and style.

Anna says “Spectacle stemmed from our love of eyewear – it’s easy to understand and nearly everyone has a relationship with eyewear, I would say overall positive!”

Guy adds “It’s not purely about the glasses – it is about seeing and being seen. It’s about The people behind the glasses. About their vision. Which is always open to interpretation and potentially full of depth and meaning. We wanted the book to be visually led, and fun. The Spectacle Book was a joy to work on with all our amazing collaborators. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it!”

For further information and images please contact:

Laura Pew

+44 (0) 7917 694 953


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