HBOs popular dark comedy “Succession” has been universally enjoyed since the release of its first season in 2018. Now in the shows fourth and final season, fans are eagerly anticipating the dramatic crescendo. The infamous Roy clan are the epitome of wealth whispers, foregoing any flashy designer pieces, in place of understated luxury. We, however, have noted the steady increase of one brand across these later seasons - Jacques Marie Mage.
After their inclusion in Season 3, Strong embarked on an even more personal collaboration with brand. Reaching out to Jerome Jacques Marie Mage himself, Strong propositioned the designer with the concept of a one-of-a-kind frame for Kendall Roy.
The outcome? JMM revived the retire RIPLEY model at the person bequest of Strong. The distinctive frame was inspired by the novel “The Talented Mr Ripley”, the frame was designed to induce a sense of sophistication & wealth – much like the eponymous fraudster attempts to do throughout the story. There is a sense of mirroring to Kendall’s character, whose constant strive to emulate his father comes a cost.
However, while the model may have been existing, JMM incorporated an entirely new colourway for the frame in the form of London – a crystal brown acetate with orange lenses. These sunglasses, totally unique to the character were aptly titled “The Ripley for K.L.R” – the initials engraved into the temples for none other than Kendall Logan Roy.