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Modo For Jasun Wu “Seberg” Sunglasses — As Seen On Diane Kruger

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Though he was already a star on the rise, Manhattan-based designer Jason Wu became an international darling after a newly minted First Lady, Michelle Obama, wore a dreamy, floor-length, one-shoulder gown custom made by Wu to her husband’s inaugural ball. And when opportunity knocked on Wu’s door, he not only invited it in, but he served it a three-course meal and offered it some coffee. For his Spring 2010 collection, then, Wu focused on building upon this momentum, expanding his line by adding versatile knitwear and outerwear, as well as a limited range of sunglasses.

The new Jason Wu shades come in four classic silhouettes: the Earhart, an aviator style aptly dubbed after female pilot Amelia Earhart; the Jett, a Wayfarer-esque silhouette that nods to rocker Joan Jett; the Mia, a Bohemian style inspired by Mia Farrow’s Foster Grant shades; and the Seberg, a slightly retro style with a feline edge, which was presumably named after the late actress Jean Seberg. The collection of sunglasses was produced through a collaboration with Modo Eyewear and is available exclusively at Modo boutiques.

Pictured above, you’ll find images of the Seberg shades, which Inglorious Basterds actress Diane Kruger was spotted rocking last week. The sunglasses feature square-ish lenses with rounded edges, and the acetate frames are contoured so as to create a “cat eye” effect along the top thanks to an elongated upper rim and the usage of metal accents along the upper corners, not to mention the slight indentations at he temples. The shades are available in the following five color schemes: tortoise with gradient gray/amber lenses, opal with gradient brown/purple lenses, aqua with gradient brown/purple lenses (pictured at top), topaz with gradient brown lenses, and onyx with gradient gray/amber lenses (pictured second from top).

I’m particularly fond of the aqua Seberg shades since the translucent blue really captures the whimsy of the feline shape and the breeziness of spring, and the brown metal accents along the upper corners add an unexpected twist to the classic silhouette. The world will just look a bit sunnier through these frames, don’t you think?

Modo for Jason Wu Seberg, $275. Available at MODOshop.com

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