These Dior Sunglasses Are Your Perfect Fall Shades

The latter part of the year in the northern hemisphere doesn’t necessarily require the use of sunglasses – the skies, for the most part, are decidedly gray – but there is plenty to protect tired eyes from even the briefest of sunshine. of winter (or, simply, to protect said tired eyes from the world). And no better way to do it than with Dior — especially when the pair in question, the Dior ‘CatStyle’, is encrusted with 1,000 hand-applied Swarovski crystals. What better way to lift those dark seasonal blues than with the lucid glow of hematite crystals? Think of them as a sartorial SAD lamp.

The style was first spotted at Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Fall/Winter 2019 show for Dior in Paris last February, as part of a collection that paid homage to the Teddy Girls of the 1950s, a British subculture known for her idiosyncratic uniform of Edwardian frock coats, denim jeans and beehive hair (plus lots of winged eyeliner). The collection exploited this rebellious spirit, contrasting the feminine codes of the house of Monsieur Dior – dresses with flared skirts, the pinched-waist bar jacket, etc. ). “The simple act of choosing one’s clothes becomes a political semaphore,” read the accompanying notes for the collection.

And the ‘CatStyle’ sunglasses also evoke a spirit both rebellious and elegant, reminiscent of mid-century screen sirens as well as teenage runaways. However, as Grazia Chiuri has proven adept during her time at Dior so far, it’s no mere lesson in nostalgia: a futuristic mirror lens, flush to the frame, prepares the “CatStyle” for decades to come. to come.

Hair: Kei Takano using Bumble and Bumble. Makeup: Fiona Gallagher. Model: Tao Quan at Wilhelmina.

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