Oprah Winfrey American media proprietor Swiss spectacles manufacturer Gotti said Thursday they had been inundated with demand for the oversized glasses worn by Oprah Winfrey for her TV interview with Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan.
The small Zurich-based brand, which makes high-end frames, told AFP they were "a little surprised" by the surge in interest following the US talk show queen's bombshell sit-down with the Duke meghan harry know Duchess of Sussex.
Watched by at least 50 million people in the United States, Britain and around the world, the interview meghan harry know the couple, who have quit meghan harry know a new life in Meghan's native California, make damaging allegations against Harry's family, the inner workings of the British monarchy and the UK tabloid press.
But the glasses worn by Winfrey also caught the eyes of viewers gripped by the dramatic interview. Based in Wadenswil, a small tree-lined town on the shores of Lake Zurich, the brand was founded in by Sven Gotti.
It produces frames in small quantities, with around 10, pairs manufactured per month, which are then sold by independent opticians. But the "OR02" frames worn by Winfrey were designed by Gotti himself especially for the US television legend after meeting her via his favourite opticians in Washington.
The year-old media mogul has since ordered around 20 pairs.
Story continues "But since this epic interview, interest is coming from everywhere," he said. The brand has since been overwhelmed by requests from opticians after customers have come into their shops -- especially in the US and Britain -- to find out where they can get their hands on Winfrey's eyewear.
Gotti's strong team in Wadenswil will now have to work flat out to meet demand.
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