Altina Schinasi, creator of 'cat-eye' eyeglass frames



Altina Schinasi, a US-based designer, is celebrated by Google Doodle for her iconic 'cat-eye' eyeglass frame design on her 116th birthday. 

Altina Schinasi


Google Doodle

 Celebrating her 116th birthday with a doodle featuring Altina wearing cat-eye framed eyeglasses.



Born on August 4, 1907, in Manhattan; pursued painting and art in Paris.


Career Start

Designed windows for Fifth Avenue stores and worked with Salvador Dali.


Breakthrough Invention

Created the Harlequin eyeglass frame, known as 'cat-eye,' defining glamour in the late 1930s.



Altina's dissatisfaction with existing eyeglass frames led her to create romantic and whimsical designs.

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