Jean Paul Gaultier is in its renaissance period, experiencing a revival thanks to the brand’s guest designers such as Olivier Rousteing, Glenn Martens and Chitose Abe, and apart from that the house continues to reference its archives for the obsessed TikTok’ing by the year 2000. generation. Now he’s unveiling a new campaign led by La Liga club Real Madrid and France national team striker Karim “KB9” Benzema, who worked with JPG on a new pair of signature sunglasses.
Available in three colors: “Gold/green”, “Black/black” and “Silver/purple”, the pair of sunglasses is inspired by the codes of the JPG house of the 90s. More precisely, Benzema refers and, in turn, produced a reissue of the iconic 1990s 56-6106 frame, which rose to fame thanks to 2Pac.
Limited to just 500 units per colorway, the sunglasses combine iconic designs such as Gaultier branding on the bridge and temples that transition from three prongs to a coil, before elongating into tortoiseshell acetate components. Elsewhere, the footballer’s ‘KB9’ motif has been etched into the temples alongside a unique serial number, further denoting the rarity of the sunglasses.
Naturally, category 3 anti-reflective UVA and UVB filters have been applied to make these sunglasses compliant with health regulations, while the Mazzucchelli acetate temple tips complete the package in terms of comfort and style.
Karim Benzema’s Jean Paul Gaultier 56-6106 sunglasses can be seen above and purchased on the JPG website and in store and online at Dover Street Market London now. They sell for €390 and stocks are running out.
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