American artist-designer Altina Schinasi is often attributed as the brains behind the pointy cat-eye sunglasses. Created in the ’30s, she fashioned the distinctive wing-tip silhouette of the frames after harlequin masks, intending it to be equal parts romantic and equal parts fashionable. More than nine decades on, the style continues to possess the same feminine and dramatic allure. The modern day update? The style’s cat-eye detail gets adapted on wraparound frames, trendy see-through acetate frames and everything in between.
DiorSignature B71 acetate sunglasses, $790, Dior
Fendi Way acetate sunglasses, $520, Fendi
Acetate sunglasses, $620, Bottega Veneta
Acetate sunglasses, price unavailable, Max Mara
Acetate and metal sunglasses, $1,430, Valentino
Acetate sunglasses, $475, Jimmy Choo
Acetate sunglasses with tweed and wool, $1,130, Chanel
Medusa sunglasses, price unavailable, Versace
Oliver Peoples X The Khaite 1983C acetate sunglasses, US$524 (S$697), www.oliverpeoples.com
Acetate sunglasses, price unavailable, Miu Miu
This article was originally published on Female Singapore.