The saga of François Pinton eyewear began during the swinging twenties in Paris. Robert François Pinton, a talented jewellery craftsman, ran the prestigious Maison Meyrowitz. The high society of the age frequented the boutiques in Paris, New York and London, where Robert François mingled with film stars such as Marlene Dietrich and Cary Grant.
After World War Two, he settled in Saint Germain des Prés and met numerous personalities from the resurgent, abundant and creative Tout-Paris. He signed his first exclusive collections for the international elite with the mythical Jacky O model, handmade for Jackie Kennedy Onassis, and it was then that he decided to create La Maison François Pinton in 1953.
In the 1960s and 1970s, Dominique Pinton, the son of Robert François, succeeded in introducing iconic models into the high society of the Côte d’Azur, including the Monaco model, created for Grace Kelly.
The François Pinton brand thus became a symbol of the Dolce Vita and represented French excellence in eyewear manufacturing. Since the beginning of the 21st century, Philippine and Alexis Pinton, the third generation, have maintained the family saga, revamping and offering unique collections and styles that have become, over the decades, more than just eyewear, as they’ve also become objects of passion and worship that have left their mark on history.