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A particular favorite for the ladies of the 1950s and 1960s, this highly feminine design is usually presented through an acetate frame, sporting pointy cat- like finishes at either end. They’ve been worn by a number of cinema and music greats such as Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Windsor, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Amy Lame and all the way to comedian Barry Humphries when he was channeling his alter-ego Dame Edna Everage.

Text: Danae terzakou