The Graham Cutler Collection: Muses Behind The Frames


The Graham Cutler Collection is inspired by Mr Cutler’s original capsule collection first launched in our Knightsbridge
store in 2003. His customers worked in creative industries, they loved the bold look of Cutler and Gross glasses but were
looking for eyewear they could wear all day in their respective creative fields.

As such, the muses for this collection were ink creatives from the 1940s through to the 1970s, including American screenwriters and illustrators, a traditional Japanese tattooist and highly regarded influential poets of the 20th century American poetry scene.

The collection hones in on Mr Cutler’s obsession with fit and function. Construction is streamlined, offering layers of detail and craftmanship paired with exceptional lightness and comfort.

Read on to discover the muses behind the frames.

GR01 – The Playwright

Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe

The GR01, available in both optical and a sunglass, is a
perfectly round, lightweight, and balanced frame which
succinctly distils the themes and purpose behind The Graham
Cutler Collection

Inspired in style by American playwright Arthur Miller, among his most popular plays are A View from the Bridge, All My Sons, and the Pulitzer Prize winning Death of a Salesman, which is considered to be one of the best American plays of the 20th century.

GR02 – The Tattooist

Taking style cues from the fine lines and technical attention to
detail of Japanese tattoo art – sharing similar creative practices
of minimalist structure and colouring.

The muse for the GR02 was Japanese Tattooist, Hiroyoshi 3, who specialised in Japanese traditional full-body tattoos, or “suits,” called Irezumi or Horimono.
Hiroyoshi 3

GR03 – The Illustrator

Best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel Maus and his decade-long tenure at The New Yorker, the famed cartoonist and author Art Spiegelman serves as one of the ink creative muses for the collection.

Rarely photographed without his trademark angular optical glasses, the GR03 borrows this silhouette and reimagines it with considered design details and technical elements which elevate both its form and function.

GR04 – The Poet

The GR04 is modelled on frames worn by Gwendolyn Brookes,
a much honoured and highly influential American poet of the
20th century, reimaged in finer proportions specifically for this

Brooks won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1950 for her seminal work ‘Annie Allen’, making her the first African American to win the prestigious award.

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