The actor co-designed the initial pair of gold Tate frames back in 2018 alongside Lena Dunham, Gloria Steinem, and Humberto Leon, who created their own pairs for Warby Parker’s Pupils Project, a cause that provides eye care and glasses in New York public schools. Sevigny’s pairs, which were inspired by the likes of stylist Camille Bidault Washington, were one of the most popular and sold out. “I think the glasses were always so popular and always sold out so quickly,” she says. “and I love their whole initiative that every pair that is sold, another pair is distributed to someone in need.” This time, Sevigny has updated the frames by making them in silver.
To show just how versatile the frames are, Sevigny wore her own clothes for the campaign shot by her friend Brianna Capozzi. The outfits ranged from a Vivienne Westwood corset to a vintage Jean Paul Gaultier top, a Junya Watanabe skirt with tulle, and a pair of her signature chunky loafers. Sevigny designed the glasses in part because she needed something pared-back to go with her oft-photographed outré look. “So many of the styles of sunglasses these days are so heavily labeled, which I find really frustrating. I can find a frame that I love, but then every arm has huge labels on them,” she says. “I like that these frames are more understated. You don’t have any brand’s logo on the side. I think it makes it chicer.”