Short-sighted Victoria Beckham launches her own designer spectacle collection as she can't find any glasses that suit her
17:44 GMT, 6 August 2012
Even though she's pictured wherever she goes around the world, photographers rarely catch a snap of Victoria Beckham in prescription glasses.
The former Spice Girl is often seen in over-sized sunglasses but never steps out in glasses she needs for being near-sighted because she feels too self-conscious about how they look.
'I do need to wear glasses but I haven’t found glasses that suit me or that I particularly like,' she told WWD.
Geek chic: Victoria Beckham has finally found prescription glasses that she's happy to pictured in after designing her own range
But the fashion designer has now got round this problem by designing a range of glasses herself.
'I've always been quite self-conscious, so that's why I've decided to do them myself,' she said.
The mum-of-four launched her optical collection for spring/summer 2013 today.
The six styles, manufactured in partnership with Cutler and Gross, will go on sale at retailers at Silmo Paris from January 2013 costing from 295-340.
Designer specs: One of the six styles in Victoria's optical collection with the 'V' tipped arm
The range will include aviator styles and large dark frames, some of which are unisex and others that are more feminine.
The star said her husband David is a fan of the heavy square frames which she also favours herself.
Each piece in the collection is handcrafted in Italy and is distinctive as a Victoria Beckham design by a 'V' tip at the end of each arm.
Victoria, who is set to reunite with the Spice Girls for a special performance at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony, already sells sunglasses as part of her fashion label but this is her first venture into prescription glasses.
She said she'll wear products from her own range from now on, joking 'it'll be nice to see where I'm going for once.'