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TRENDSPOTTING THE BIGGEST TRENDS IN SIGHT

THE UNTAMED EYE

Just 17 years old and relatively unknown in 1992, aspiring model Kate Moss worked with then-neophyte photographer Stephanie Pfriender Stylander on a story for Harper’s Bazaar Uomo that would cement one of fashion’s—and eyewear’s—most iconic moments.

The photographs feature the legendary Christian Roth Series 4001 sunglasses—a dramatic, otherworldly style that defined the look of a decade embodied by gritty, restless style.

“When I shot these pictures…we were young and unknown,” says Pfriender Stylander. “The story pays homage to that—romanticizing this period of youthful innocence.”

The September 2018 release of Pfriender Stylander’s fashion monograph, “The Untamed Eye”—with the cover featuring the now-famous image of Moss’ million-dollar gaze while lifting the CR Series 4001 sunglasses (shown here)—has catapulted this sunglass back into the spotlight.

Launched in May at DITA flagships and select retail stores globally, a reissue of this beloved style is the result of a collaboration between Christian Roth, his business partner Eric Domege, and Pfriender Stylander.

It is “nostalgia for a new generation,” says Roth. “We can’t resist looking back. We like to think that Kate’s taste in sunglasses may have been stimulated during this iconic photo shooting in 1992.”

—ERINN MORGAN