There are summer days for loud cheeriness, and then there are days when the piercing sun highlights existential angst. Then, the only answer is a giant hat and the mysterious, dramatic and ultra-feminine cat eye. Audrey Hepburn knew that and wore an early dark-lensed version as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Dubbed the "Manhattan," Holly's sunnies (and almost every other pair that Hepburn wore in celluloid) were designed by Oliver Goldsmith. Today, Claire Goldsmith continues the feline tradition as the company's creative director. "He was ahead of his time," she says of her great-grandfather. "He created extreme cat-eye frames like the 'Jester' and 'Orbison' in the early '60s." The younger Goldsmith is also an experimenter, giving the classic shape a few tongue-in-cheek twists (such as the spiked and winking lenses to the left). "The cat eye is possibly the most flattering shape of sunglasses for a woman," counsels the expert. "It follows the line of the cheekbone, lifts the face, and can even knock a few years off!" Purrrrfect.