High Brow

A retro sunglass style returns to fashion

Photograph by Joseph Shin

Cat-eye frames, named for the feline appearance they gave the wearer, were a hot fashion accessory in the 1950s. The top ridge, or browline, eventually became the focal point of elaborate detailing, from rhinestones to intricate inlays. With their latest sunglass collections, Modo for Jason Wu, Prada, and Christian Dior give a nod to that decade’s obsession. 

From top: Modo for Jason Wu, $295 at modoshop.com. Prada, $430 at Prada, Beverly Hills, 310-278-8661.Christian Dior, $325 at Christian Dior, Beverly Hills, 310-859-4700.