Top 10 Sunglasses in Movies History

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Top 10 Sunglasses in Movies History. Movies and fashion have always gone hand in hand. Many productions have caused worldwide fashion trends, and many fashionistas have admitted to being inspired by movies in what they wear. But it’s not just the clothes – oftentimes, sunglasses become iconic after being worn in cult films. Some of the trendiest sunglasses of today have actually been featured in 1960s movies and that’s what kept them “in” for so many decades. Here are the best sunglasses cinematic moments of all times:

The Thomas Crown Affair

The Thomas Crown Affair

 

10. Persol 0714 sunglasses in The Thomas Crown Affair.

The 1968 crime/drama/romance propelled the career of Steve McQueen, as well as that of Persol sunglasses. The actor plays an adventurous bank executive who thinks he’s pulled of the perfect hit, but a sexy insurance investigator interferes with his plans. McQueen is wearing the round, keyhole frames that have since become iconic.

Risky Business

Risky Business

 

9. Ray Ban Wayfarers in Risky Business.

When Tom Cruise’s teen character, Joel, is left home alone by his parents, the situation quickly gets out of hand for him and his friend. However, his sunglasses are always under control: a pair of Ray Ban Wayfarers that are part of a businessman disguise. The square frames were once again brought to the attention of the public with this movie, and they’re still cool today.

Scarface

Scarface

 

8. Porsche sunglasses in Scarface.

Scarface may not be a nice guy, but his sunglasses surely are! In the 1983 movie, Al Pacino plays Tony Montana, the Cuban immigrant who takes over the Miami drug cartel. His oversized, aviator sunglasses were originally designed by Porsche, and the style is now back on trend.

The Hangover

The Hangover

 

7. Ray Ban aviators in The Hangover.

This may not be such an old movie (2009), but the sunglasses in it are crucial. As the title suggests, the whole gang of friends at the bachelor party in Vegas suffer from hangover, and they try their best to cover up the signs with sunglasses. But it’s not that easy – the previous night took its toll in the form of the groom. Bradley Cooper is wearing Ray Ban aviators through the movie.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

 

6. Ray Ban Shooter aviators in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Johnny Depp is known for choosing eccentric characters in movies. In this 1998 flick, he’s a journalist who travels to Las Vegas with his lawyer, and his outfits really make a difference: the floral shirts, the silly hat, and the Ray Ban aviators are all part of his look. The frames feature a plastic brow and orange lenses that only Depp could pull off.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

 

5. Oliver Peoples sunglasses in Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

Besides being the movie that bought Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie together as a couple, the 2005 Mr. & Mrs. Smith also made yellow lenses popular again. They’re even referred to as Smith sunglasses now! The movie tells the story of a couple of married assassins hired to kill each other, and the yellow lenses are part of their action gear.

Thelma and Louise

Thelma and Louise

 

4. Cat eye sunglasses in Thelma and Louise.

Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis are a couple of pals who take off in a Thunderbird, after shooting a rapist in Arkansas. The 1991 road movie created many iconic scenes, especially of the two women driving in their convertible, Sarandon in cat eye sunglasses and Davis in butterfly shaped ones, with headscarves and big smiles.

Spring Breakers

Spring Breakers

 

3. Carrera sunglasses in Spring Breakers.

This unusual 2012 story about spring break features James Franco as a drug and arms dealer who wears a grid, braids, and Carrera aviators. Since costumes are so important in the movie, it’s no wonder they chose a contemporary label such as Carrera for the frames.

The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

 

2. Ray Ban Wayfarers in The Blues Brothers.

Joliet and Elwood Blues (John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd) try to save the catholic home where he and his brother were raised, in the 1980 movie The Blues Brothers. Of course, they need the perfect outfits for the job: black suits, black hats, and black Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

 

1. Oliver Goldsmith sunglasses in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

One of most iconic outfits in the history of both cinema and fashion: Audrey Hepburn, dressed in a little black dress, pearl necklace, tiara and oversized sunglasses, eating her pastry in front of the Tiffany’s window. The 1961 movie tells the story of Holly Golightly, a New York socialite who meets the man she doesn’t want to fall for (but still does). The sunglasses are a big part of the movie.

 

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Daria P

Daria is a fashion blogger and vintage eyewear enthusiast. She writes for Celebrity Sunglasses Watcher, following the most interesting trends in celebrity eyewear.

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