Altina Schinasi, designer of 'cat-eye' frames, revolutionized eyewear fashion with her iconic, timeless creations in the 1930s.

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By Dipak Jaiswal             04 Aug 2023

Born on August 4, 1907, in Manhattan, NY, Altina's artistic journey took her from America to Paris, enriching her passion for painting.

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Her interest for design was sparked by working with Salvador Dali on Fifth Avenue store displays, which led to the creation of her ground-breaking work.

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Altina's innovative 'cat-eye' frames, inspired by Harlequin masks, added elegance and allure to eyewear, captivating fashion-conscious individuals.

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Her eyeglasses became a status symbol for elegance and sophistication among celebrities and fashion icons.

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Altina's avant-garde transformation of eyeglass frames won her the prestigious Lord & Taylor American Design Award in 1939.

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Her aesthetic, practical designs continue to have an impact on the eyeglasses business and inspire modern designers.

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A pioneer in an industry where men predominated, Altina's tenacity broke through boundaries and opened the way for female designers.

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Celebrating Altina Schinasi's 116th birthday, Google Doodle pays homage to her indelible mark on the fashion world.

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Today Google Doodle Honors Altina Schinasi, Cat-Eye Glasses Creator - TheBioTimes