Just like any other frame, the cat-eye shape has been around for a very long time. Every decade is known for a specific reason. The cat-eye body is there through it all. There is a reason why it is standing still.
Here’s how the story began: The shape was first created in the 1930s. Altina Schinasi walked by an optician’s office and noticed the lack of stylish frames for women. She had a vision, and she wanted to change that. Where did the inspiration come from? Ironically, it came from masks in Venice, Italy. Schinasi was fascinated by the shape. So, she designed glasses with oversized frames around the eyes. After that, she pitched in her drawn design, but several clinics rejected her. However, she never gave up. She finally gained a fan in a boutique in New York City. The rest is history.