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River Deep Montaigne High: Dior Launches The New 30 Montaigne Sunglasses

Unveiled at the Spring/Summer 2020 show last September, these oversized sunnies will help you throw all the right shade
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You already slather on sunscreen to shield your skin from harmful rays (and if you don’t, you really should), but what about your eyes? After all, a snazzy pair of sunglasses isn’t merely a style statement, it is also a vital part of UV protection that helps to prevent skin cancer, macular degeneration, crow’s feet wrinkles, and more. Eye damage is so not hot, and as luck would have it, Dior has just what you need to throw all the right shade. Namely, its 30 Montaigne sunglasses.

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Referencing the maison’s headquarters at 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris, where Christian Dior presented his inaugural haute couture collection in 1946, and where more than seven decades of house history have elapsed, the new sunglasses boast an audaciously oversized, slightly retro square shape. A lightweight acetate frame is matched with shaded or mirrored lenses providing full UVA/UVB protection with a filter category of 3, while the hinge on each side is formed from the initials ‘CD’, mimicking the design of the homonymous 30 Montaigne bag.

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Already a favourite of street style stars like Ami and Aya Suzuki, Sharon Alexie, Romee Strijd, and Negin Mirsalehi, you’re sure see a lot more of these shades in the coming months, which makes now the perfect time to get in on the action. Choose from black, ivory, and tortoiseshell rims with gold temples, or black and white rims with matte metal temples.

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