Cat Eyes

Cat Eyes

>> I'm not particularly good when it comes to predicting 'HOT TRENDS' namely because these things tend to only come back and bite me later on.  Having been around the show circuits for a few years and witnessing the mass of streetstyle evidence that ensues afterwards, I think it's fairly safe to say that after last season's Prada brogue/espadrille hybrids, pops of Jil Sander and neon Cambridge Co. satchels, these Givenchy VG 782 glasses, will follow the same trajectory of those hot trot items gone before.  It's perhaps slightly unchracteristic of me to be pimping HOT fandangled things but then again, I was one of those mugs who bought a pair of Prada brogues ad unashamedly, from Prada's S/S 11 bananas and monkeys, I'll now be attempting to shift to Givenchy's A/W 11-12 panthers and violets and these glasses are the entry level ticket in (¬£350 for the acetate ones, ¬£390 for the fur covered ones).  I don't even feel mildly ridiculous about saying that (except that I can concede that ¬£300+ for something is hardly budget friendly… frighteningly that is about as cheap as it gets with Givenchy…).  I'm even contradicting my stance against wearing glasses with non-prescriptive lenses in them as I think these will be slightly too large for my mammoth prescription to handle.  Damn Riccardo Tisci for all this self-confounding talk.  I blame the violets.  The panthers.  The Versace-esque prints.  Even the bloody cat-ears caps that will undoubtedly emerge in the gardens of the Tuileries come October. 



Backstage photography by Morgan O'Donovan for Dazed Digital






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  1. They are interesting and they don’t look bad at all 🙂
    I think that this will probably be a trend!

  2. Kit

    2011-07-26 at 4:13 PM

    I love cat eyes glasses and they generally suit Asian faces. I’m waiting for my mine to be fitted with thinnest lenses (as possible, cos my prescription is er super bad) and they’re not budget friendly…I normally trawl cheap designer version optical frames on ebay, don’t think I can justify paying ¬£250+ for wearing it at home eeek.

  3. susie_bubble

    2011-07-26 at 4:15 PM

    Kit: Are you minus 10 plus though? The thing is, if I found frames that I loved and could have super thin lens put in for my prescription, I would wear glasses more often to rest my eyes from contacts, and thus justify the price…
    Sadly it’s not to be so these would probably be vanity frames, something that I’ve resisted for a long time…

  4. Daniel Dunt

    2011-07-26 at 4:40 PM

    I love these; I’ve seen different takes on them multiple times, yet of-course as these sport the name Givenchy, they are of-course the ones everyone is going to want. I would have grabbed myself a pair, yet with a ¬£300 + price-tag, they’re certainly out of reach. Damn you Givenchy! – Daniel Dunt

  5. ruth saint fleur

    2011-07-26 at 5:06 PM

    those are wicked:))) j’adore!

  6. Kit

    2011-07-26 at 5:41 PM

    Both eyes are minus 10 and my eye balls has stretched a little (don’t know what that means but WTF). I tend to delay my eye check up with my local optician to avoid paying hefty sum of money for new prescripted lenses, I normally pay ¬£150 every 3-4 years. Now that I have a giant cat eyes frames (thank goodness its gifted, sorry I didn’t mention it before) I ended up paying double due to the size of the frames and depth of the lenses..vanity sucks. It sucks to be blind…wish I could superglue my contacts to my eyes….permanently.

  7. Meena Dhuga

    2011-07-26 at 6:17 PM

    WOWWWW. so cool! love the furry ones as well! 😀 would never be able to afford them though!!
    Meena xxxx

  8. Melissa James

    2011-07-26 at 8:07 PM

    Love the shape of these glasses, I am forever trying to create the ‘catseyes’ look with my eyeliner – these glasses may be a little more effective!

  9. Kate

    2011-07-26 at 8:27 PM

    I am so obsessed with cat eye sunglasses at the moment…or for the last year…same thing 🙂

  10. Kazuko

    2011-07-26 at 8:35 PM

    oh damn it, i’m with you on both – the glasses and the caps. they are just too good.

  11. Sarah

    2011-07-26 at 8:43 PM

    I love cats, and thee glasses would be the icing on the cake!! And I adore the side detail 🙂
    xx Sarah

  12. style point

    2011-07-26 at 9:42 PM

    the pisc r amazing.can’t stop admiring xxx

  13. Taylor Lewis

    2011-07-26 at 11:13 PM
  14. blondehaus

    2011-07-27 at 1:34 AM

    I love these thick rimmed glasses. Sunnies always come in and out of style, but these are def some of my favvies!

  15. Angelina

    2011-07-27 at 7:47 AM

    Miiiaaauuuu…. 😉 nice glasses!

  16. Daniela Zagnolli

    2011-07-27 at 8:08 AM

    these glasses are very different compared to natural colors.the colors are laso very look fashionable and nice. thanks for your extraordinary sharing.

  17. Caroline

    2011-07-27 at 9:05 AM

    I love this Givenchy glasses, so great with the panther detail on the shaft.

  18. X Alex

    2011-07-27 at 10:05 AM

    Whoo. Catty! haha I love the little creatures resting on the arm of the spectacles but somehow, they look more like pinchers then panthers to me.

  19. heather

    2011-07-27 at 1:43 PM

    i dont think you need to feel bad for buying the brogues susie, they are so sweet, who cares if they’re a trend? i would definitely have them if i could afford them. The panther ones awesome too though, i want the fur ones! ps. this collection was so rad and so was the guys! the rottweiller sweater already seems to be majorly trending

  20. Shan You Orchira

    2011-07-27 at 2:15 PM

    Hmm quirky enough design but a bit too avant gard, not that beautiful are they? Will definitely make an impression though…

  21. shiki

    2011-07-27 at 3:27 PM

    wow!!!! i think it can give attractive face no matter who you are. I love this!

  22. zana

    2011-07-27 at 3:27 PM

    Please please please put this post away! I’ve been trying to talk myself down from calling up Barney’s to request these…such temptation. Such a perfect pair of glasses.

  23. agenzia modelle

    2011-07-28 at 7:04 AM

    Wow.. Cute glasses and Love the shape of these glasses! Such a perfect pair of glasses and they look more like pinchers then panthers to me.

  24. canvas wall art

    2011-09-22 at 1:09 PM

    Haha very cool glasses, I see what you did there. At first I thought it was going to be something like cat eye contacts.

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