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VINT & YORK x Smithsonian present "The Time Capsule" Eyewear Collection, four bold limited edition frame inspired by the collections of the Smithsonian. The VINT & YORK Design Team was inspired by the vast collection of the Smithsonian, specifically those from the 1920s-1960s. With these references on hand, the designers started sketching the new frames: a browline, round, cat eye, and a square silhouette were created. Our goal was to bring vintage eyeglasses and sunglasses silhouettes into the present.

Flight of Fancy

A unisex signature frame that echoes the lines of the Bell X-1 aircraft. With a low nose bridge and a juxtapose of straight lines with a curvier silhouette, this frame is so unique that you can't pass it up.

The name tells the story of an unrealistic idea or fantastic notion - a pipe dream. An overachiever. This is how we saw the wearer feeling while wearing this.

The frame comes in three colors, Hunter Green, Onyx, and Antique Tortoise.

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Poster Child

A refined round frame inspired by the 60s, with a keyhole low nose bridge. The frame evokes a sense of nonconformism and youthfulness with a whimsical feel of optimism.

The name pays a tribute to Betty Brader's innovative illustrations; with a name like Poster Child you are certain to become a trendsetter wearing these iconic frames.

The frame comes in three colors, Ice, Onyx, and Pecan. It features discreet gold signature accents on the bridge and inner temples.

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Big Wig


A wide masculine frame that evokes a sense of confidence and prowess. With a distinct low keyhole bridge, the square silhouette has been scaled to a more wearable shape.


The name is a vintage slang that refers to someone influential. This style reminds us on the sunglasses that dapper ad men would have worn in the 1940s.

The frame comes in three colors, Espresso, Mahogany, and Butterscotch.

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Rare Bird

An oversized bold cat eye that makes a statement without being too heavy. Accented with sinuous coiled temples, this frame evokes a sense of uniqueness and unapologetic femininity.


The name enhances the original source of inspiration, as it means an exceptional person or thing; A rarity - nothing looks better than a flattering and artfully crafted cat eye frame.

The frame comes in three colors, Emerald, Midnight, and Caramel Tortoise Shell.



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Vint & York X Smithsonian