Women’s Wear Daily
04.23.2014
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Double Vision

The social swirl these days is looking less like a scene out of "High Society" and more like something straight from "Revenge of the Nerds."

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Heather Mnunchin at a tea party at Saks Fifth Avenue
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The social swirl these days is looking less like a scene out of "High Society" and more like something straight from "Revenge of the Nerds." Actresses Cate Blanchett, Amy Sedaris and Dana Delaney have all hit the red carpet bespectacled in heavy, black-rimmed glasses, and even the Park Avenue set has given up hiding its imperfect vision — witness Heather Mnuchin's dorky specs at an afternoon tea party with her kids. "I can't see anything far away," Mnuchin explains. "For the most part, it doesn't bother me, but when I do wear them I realize what I'm missing. The funny thing is they do make me feel smarter — which is probably an indication that I'm not." IQs aside, the totally chic have gone totally geek.
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