DIEGO’S WEB: Diego Della Valle isn’t letting the global recession squash his entrepreneurial multitasking. According to sources, the latest undertaking orchestrated by the Tod’s SpA chief is the relaunch of Web, an eyewear brand inspired by the sunglasses used by American pilots in the Thirties. Until 2002, Web was produced by Luxottica and put on the back burner until 2006, when the license was handed to Marcolin after Della Valle became a shareholder in the eyewear manufacturer. Now Della Valle is planning a comeback for the shades, which are characterized by a distinctive double bridge and temple with screw core. Web also made ripples in the eyewear industry by being the first brand to launch metal frames with celluloid legs. Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Claudia Schiffer, Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins and Princess Caroline of Monaco are some of Web’s fans.
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