Fresh from signing a deal to create her own range of clothing, Madonna has teamed up with old friends Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana to design a collection of sunglasses for the Italian label. The sunglasses, which bear the letter M on the arm, mark the first co-branded collaboration that the design duo has ever undertaken.
“We’re so excited,” Gabbana told WWD. “This further strengthens our relationship with Madonna, and it was a very constructive experience for us. She is very exacting and a professional who seeks perfection in everything she does, and this was no exception.”
The collection, which will be produced and distribute by Luxottica, Dolce & Gabbana’s eyewear licensee, will go on sale this May retailing from €180 to €210 at Dolce & Gabbana stores worldwide and at the Sunglass Hut.
Madonna, who fronts this season’s Dolce & Gabbana campaign, also stars in the advertising images for the sunglasses line. They were also shot by Steven Klein, inspired by “film noir”, and will be released in May to coincide with the launch.