It is ironic how accurately the past predicts the future- and nowhere is that more true than in fashion. That’s why we keep dozens of vintage frames on display in our office to inspire us every day. As a family-owned company with over 85 years of experience, we have plenty of frames to admire!
For eye wear, the classic vintage shape is the cat eye. The cat eye was first widely accepted in the 1950s and remained popular throughout the 1960s. Women were drawn to the shape because of the illusion it created on the eyes. They were fun, flirty, and very feminine. Many celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn could be spotted wearing them, helping the cat-eye frame remain popular.
Not only is the cat eye shape fun and quirky, but it is also versatile ranging from subtle points for everyday wear to more extreme points for a Hollywood appearance. While picking out the right pair can be difficult, one thing is for sure: no matter how extreme or subtle the shape may be, the cat eye is always recognizably vintage.
Below are some of the best cat eye frames in the Legacie collections from subtle to extreme points: