Would You Wear These Heart-Shaped Sunglasses?

Linda Farrow Walter Van Beirendonck

Would you wear these Linda Farrow x Walter Van Beirendonck sunglasses?
Photo: Opening Ceremony

Heart-shaped sunglasses, or rather, sunglasses with heart-shaped lenses and frames are by no means ground-breaking. While we're unsure of the precise origins of the style, we know they extend at least as far back as 1962 and Stanley Kubrick's Lolita. The movie's iconic poster features the title character peering over top of a pair of red sweetheart sunnies. Since then, they've been adopted, updated, rendered frameless, over-sized, and even given a shutter shades version, but until now, have never looked quite like this. Instead of each lens being cut into the shape of a heart—creating the illusion of a hearts-for-eyes look—these Linda Farrow x Walter Van Beirendonck specs put two (colored AND mirrored!) lenses together to make one heart. Across your entire face.

Linda Farrow Walter Van Beirendonck

Would you wear these Linda Farrow x Walter Van Beirendonck sunglasses?
Photo: @OpeningCeremony Instagram

As you can see, the nature of the heart shape doesn't really lend itself to a logical place to put the bridge of the nose. Instead of trying to make that work, Farrow and Van Beirendonck (Lindy and Walt, as we like to refer to them) just ignore it. Your nose is going to sit somewhere in the middle of the heart, and you're going to LIKE IT. Depending on how far out or high on your face your nose sits, you might even get the bonus style element of the tip of the heart extending into your top lip! In all seriousness, there's something strangely intriguing about the heart-shaped shades. They're kind of like if those colorful, translucent visors and if the VISOR Geordi (from Star Trek) wore had an accessory baby.

What do you think? Would you wear these Linda Farrow x Walter Van Beirendonck heart-shaped sunglasses?

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