Creative Review: 9276 Wrap-Around Sunglass

Drawing inspiration from Cutler and Gross’s five-decade deep design archive, we continuously reimagine our iconic glasses and sunglasses to suit the faces and lifestyles of a modern audience.

Each season, our Creative Director explores two frames in depth, sharing his thoughts in a Creative Review. The journal entry reveals when the frames first appeared in our collection, why they were selected and how certain Cutler and Gross signatures were retained and reimagined. First up is the 9276 sunglass.

9276 Wrap-Around Sunglass

This wrap-around sunglass is rooted in the 0276 frame, which first came into view in 1989. It garnered cult status, thanks to Bono, who famously wore them for U2’s Zoo TV tour.

34 years on, the wrap frame re-emerged for Spring Summer 23 in the form of the 9276. It represented the past and future of Cutler and Gross. Taking us back to the drawing board, we had to relearn how to make a wrap with 8-base lenses and side-mounted hinges. We set ourselves the challenge of recreating a style synonymous with the 90s using modern techniques.

The 9276 is an homage to daring eyewear.

“We took initial inspiration from the original 0276 frame and then focused on bringing in a contemporary viewpoint.

The challenge was remaking the bent-end pieces and side-mounted hinges that we hadn’t produced for many years, it is technically very tricky. We stayed true to the original construction but modernised it for today.” 


Discover The 9276 Sunglass

9276 wrap-around sunglass in black
9276 Sunglass in Black
Limited edition 9276 wrap-around sunglass
Limited Edition 9276 in Ivory White
9276 wrap-around sunglass in dark turtle
9276 Sunglass in Dark Turtle

The wrap-around sunglass is available online and in store in glossy Black, Dark Turtle, and a Limited Edition iteration in Ivory White. Bold and distinctive, the Limited Edition frame is accented with 24K Gold-plated hardware and smokey pink lenses. Not sure which to choose? Our Virtual Glasses Try-On system will help you find your style.

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