May 24, 2018 | By Lourdes Linares
While round eyewear is enjoying a particularly flush renaissance this season, we couldn’t help but note the 1950s-era cat eye glasses that have been steadily making their way back to the forefront of cool. And if the F/W 11 runways are any indication, the more fantastical and over the top, the better, as oversize cat-eye shapes will only get bigger (pardon the pun) come September. That said, our heart lies with embellished frames, which exude a certain timeless, perennial geek-chic cool.
Below, some Paris and Milan street shots by Stylesight’s global correspondents alongside vintage fun and folly.
Marilyn Monroe circa late 50s; Paris F/W 11 Fashion Week streets
Paris F/W 11 Fashion Week Streets; Esquire July 1953; 1950s editorial
Paris F/W 11 Fashion Week streets; 1950s “swan frame” style glasses; Milan F/W 11 Fashion Week Streets
Embellished 1950s frames
1950s tortoise shell frames
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