Robert Marc is recognized as a visionary in the world of eyewear. In 1981, he opened his first shop, which was considered to be one of the very first high-end boutiques to bring eyeglasses to the forefront of fashion. Robert quickly established a strong reputation by presenting the most fashion-forward eyewear with exquisite displays and providing personalized service to offer the perfect eyewear for each individual customer. Today, there are eight Robert Marc boutiques located in New York City – each one reflecting Robert’s talent for product design, merchandising and quality service.
After designing and consulting on many of the world’s most successful premier eyewear collections, Robert launched his own signature collection of luxury eyewear in 1999-for which Vogue magazine announced, “Robert makes his Marc.” This collection represents his vision towards the modern, classic and instantly recognizable. Each Robert Marc frame is handcrafted and is subtly branded with the trademarked Robert Marc signature hinge. As a testament to his sophisticated designs and influence in elevating eyewear to its current position as a couture accessory, Robert was inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in 2001. The Accessories Council honored Robert in 2011 with a Visionary ACE (Accessories Council Excellence) Award, recognizing his impressive and meaningful contributions to the fashion eyewear world.
Fans of Robert Marc Eyewear include celebrities such as Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore, Uma Thurman and Matt Damon. Robert’s designs have been featured everywhere from the most fashionable metropolitan streets and designer runway shows to major motion pictures and television productions. Recent projects include films such as A Little Bit of Heaven (Kate Hudson, Gael Garcia Bernal), 2 Days in New York (Julie Delpy, Chris Rock) and Gods Behaving Badly (Alicia Silverstone, Sharon Stone), as well as hit television shows Brothers & Sisters, Grey’s Anatomy,Gossip Girl, Entourage, Desperate Housewives, How I Met Your Mother, Royal Pains, Good Christian Belles and CSI. Robert has been a frequent guest on the Today Show, CNN, Good Morning America,Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, and Extra.