May 24, 2018 | By Lourdes Linares
During the recent fashion week season we couldn’t help but notice the multitude of late 1930s-early 1940s sunglasses seen on show attendees in New York and Paris [courtesy of Stylesight’s global correspondents, natch]. Striking white frames, tinted and opaque plastics, oversize beauties and classic tortoise shell frames brought a touch of vintage glam to the fashion masses this season, as round eyewear continues to gain momentum as a key accessory. To read more about round eyewear on Stylesight, click here.
Below, a selection of Vault favorites alongside classic vintage shots from the 20th century…
Women in Paris during the WWII occupation; Paris Fashion Week Streets F/W 11
Paris Fashion Week Streets F/W 11; Bette Davis circa late 30s
Paris Fashion Week streets F/W 11
Marie Claire July 1939; Paris Fashion Week streets F/W 11
New York Fashion Week streets F/W 11; Marlene Dietrich circa late 30s via LIFE archive
American women circa 1940s; New York Fashion Week streets F/W 11
Paris Fashion Week Streets F/W 11; American woman circa 1940s
New York Fashion Week streets F/W 11
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