The MAK presents the first retrospective on the Austrian designer
Robert La Roche, whose distinct line of eyewear (Lunettes Robert
La Roche) conquered the international fashion and film world. With
a generous donation of 500 objects from La Roche’s company
archive, the exhibition illuminates his unique oeuvre and
unconventional path from advertising specialist to internationally
celebrated eyewear couturier. A few years after drawing his first
design, his glasses began appearing onscreen, worn by stars such as
Meryl Streep, Kevin Costner, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Other
prominent fans included Yoko Ono and Andy Warhol.
Finissage of the exhibition will be on September 25th with some special highlights :
“SOUND – PAINTING”
German artist Sibylle Schwarz will paint “life” in dialog with French composer and pianist Flora St.Loup on a Steinway Grand Piano (2:30 pm, 3:30 pm. 4:30 pm). Projected on Video-Screen.
FREE NON-STOP EYEWEAR CONSULTATION by designer Robert La Roche assisted by experienced Viennese opticians.Possibility to purchase selected original Vintage Glasses in MAK Design Shop.(2:00 pm – 6:00 pm)
Will be a pleasure to be at the MAK and mabye on other location arround the world the next time!