Modern Cat-Eye Sunglasses 2023

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

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Fendi Way acetate sunglasses, $520, Fendi

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Acetate sunglasses, $620, Bottega Veneta

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Acetate sunglasses, price unavailable, Max Mara

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Acetate and metal sunglasses, $1,430, Valentino

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Acetate sunglasses, $475, Jimmy Choo

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Acetate sunglasses with tweed and wool, $1,130, Chanel

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Medusa sunglasses, price unavailable, Versace

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Oliver Peoples X The Khaite 1983C acetate sunglasses, US$524 (S$697),

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Acetate sunglasses, price unavailable, Miu Miu

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This article was originally published on Female Singapore.