Old family albums always unfold new stories. This time I was dazed to see my granny flaunting her cat eyeglasses at a party — that too in the 70s! I show off the same shape now.
In a chit chat with my 80-year-old fashionista, I got to know that she was crazy about eyeglasses and used the trendiest pairs back then. On my insistence, she told me about the most iconic eyeglass trends of her era while I told her about the modern ones.
Roman Emperor Nero was said to have used a gem to watch games. It is believed that the first pair of eyeglasses were developed about 1200 years ago in Italy.
Came 1300s and Riveted frames were invented. Finally something user-friendly came into being, the V-shape of the bridge could balance at the nose.
1400s – This was the era when sunglasses were finally available for the masses. “Sale”, ya that’s what I thought of too 😉
First high statement fashion eyeglasses were worn by none other than George Washington – America’s first President, 1700s
1800s – Believe it or not Harry Potter glasses were in vogue, even then.
Marilyn Monroe Era – Cat eyeglasses galore – 1900s
That’s how we do it now!
From Bollywood biggies to Hollywood icons, no one can escape this evergreen fashion accessory.
Take cues from these icons and become eye-conic in your own space.