Spotlight On..François Pinton
Posted on 15th February 2023
François Pinton eyewear began in Paris during the roaring twenties. Robert François Pinton ran the prestigious house of Meyrowitz which was established in 1875 and which to this day continues to be one of the world’s foremost purveyors of luxury optical goods.
In 1953, he founded the eponymous Maison François Pinton. In the sixties and seventies, his son Dominique began designing iconic eyewear for the French Riviera jet set. François Pinton eyewear symbolised La Dolce Vita and excellence in spectacle-manufacturing then, and it still does now.
Worn By Icons Past and Present
François Pinton eyewear is worn by style icons past and present. The whole Onassis family wore François Pinton, including Jackie Kennedy-Onassis, one of the most famous women of her time.
Grace Kelly ordered 20 pairs of bespoke, handmade frames in rare, precious metals when she married the Prince of Monaco 1956.
Latterly, globally famous faces including Nicole Kidman, Sharon Stone, Gregory Peck, Francis Ford Coppola and our very own King Charles III are seen in François Pinton sunglasses and eyewear.
Elizabeth Yeowart-Montgomery is a practising optometrist. She works in independent optometric practice in North Yorkshire. She is company ambassador for MAC Eyewear and writes an eyewear column for the print journal Optometry Today. Read her life and style blog What Lizzy Loves, and follow her on Instagram @whatlizzyloves.
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