Some of The Most Iconic Movie Sunglasses of All Time—and How to Get the Looks

Hope you all love the pics & info!  Who doesn’t love a great pair of shades – they do more than protect from the sun… sometimes the hide a mulituted of sins (not that any of us have any).  Remember to take care of those peepers our yours!  Happy Sunning

Carrie-Anne Moss in The Matrix
Let’s stop a moment and give thanks for the fact that The Matrix was made well over a decade before Google Glass had invaded our consciousness: In this film’s version of dystopia, at least, you can still look good. As Keanu Reeves’s hacker counterpart, Carrie-Anne Moss was the ultimate sexy cyberpunk in Catwoman-sleek black leather and, of course, concealed behind the ubiquitous narrow dark frames that were armor in the matrix. After the film, Moss said, “I can’t wear sunglasses. As soon as I put them on, people recognize me.”

Simone Rocha patent lace coat, $3,155

Marni oval sunglasses, $398

Oribe Rock Hard Gel, $38

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
A Givenchy LBD and an outrageously long cigarette holder are but two of the instruments of reinvention for escaped Southern girl Audrey Hepburn as she window-shops and scales the social ladder in New York City. For the penultimate disguise, just add Oliver Goldsmith sunglasses.

Kenneth Jay Lane rhodium-tone, faux pearl and crystal necklace, $190

Saint Laurent classic 23 sunglasses in matte black acetate with brown lenses, $350 

Balenciaga open-back crepe dress, $2,095

Madonna in Desperately Seeking Susan
Punk drifter Susan (Madonna) exists in multiple underground worlds, consorting with mobsters, musicians, magicians, clubbers, Aidan Quinn, and Richard Hell—all of whom recognize her by her trademark jacket with its giant embroidered pyramid that is, until it falls into the hands of Roberta (Rosanna Arquette). When you find you’ve lost your signature style—that single piece that truly defines you—perhaps the best way to preserve a sense of self is to go incognito instead in a pair of classic dark shades.

What Goes Around Comes Around vintage Chanel charm necklace, $3,850

3.1 Phillip Lim black acetate sunglasses, $295

Hood by Air HBA block tee, $240
Catherine Deneuve in The Hunger
When one is agelessly beautiful Catherine Deneuve playing an agelessly beautiful vampire (alongside David Bowie and Susan Sarandon), only a few sustaining essentials are required: blood, naturally, and a respite from the all-punishing sun, here in the form of perennially stylish silver-trimmed cat-eyes.

Eddie Borgo spiked urn gold-plated pendant necklace, $471

Adam Lippes chain-embellished silk-georgette gown, $1,470

Tom Ford Grace sunglasses, $425

Susan Sarandon in Thelma & Louise
Going fugitive, after all, should be a good time. Susan Sarandon’s oversize cat-eyes, and accompanying scarf, are as perfect for eluding the law as they are for joyriding cross-country in your Ford Thunderbird convertible with your best-friend sidekick (Geena Davis).

Laura Mercier lip colour shimmer in coral, $24

Barton Perreira Ronette cat-eye sunglasses, $525

Givenchy Madonna silk square scarf, $360
Kelly McGillis and Tom Cruise in Top Gun
Reflect for a moment on the fact that 360,000 people were so moved by the sight of Tom Cruise lip-synching to Bob Seger in his underwear in Risky Business that they went out and bought Wayfarers. Thank God he met his match in Top Gun, and switched to the aviators that complement Kelly McGillis’s aviator pair: Sunglasses diffuse the tension simmering between the two in this hot-for-flight-school-teacher romance.

Foundwell two-tone women’s Rolex Oyster zephyr dial riveted bracelet, $4,850

Ray-Ban Caravan sunglasses, $130

Victoria Beckham Denim stretch-cotton t-shirt, $185
Jodie Foster and Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver
The wedge sandals, cropped top, curled hair, short shorts, and floppy hat could’ve belonged to any suburban teenager in the mid-seventies, but add the protective factor a pair of giant sunglasses provides, and Jodie Foster’s Iris is ready to walk (yes, ahem, professionally) the grittiest streets of then-very-gritty Manhattan—from which the toughest cabbie of all time, his mirrored Ray-Ban Caravans shielding him from the world, tries to rescue her.

Seafarer Calypso mid-rise boot-cut jeans, $326

Linda Farrow circle sunglasses in yellow gold, $1,066

Rochas 140mm printed cotton pumps, $875
Jane Fonda in Klute
After being staked out by detective John Klute, high-dollar call girl Bree Daniel finds herself on the case as well, surreptitiously helping to solve the mystery of a colleague’s disappearance. How better to go undercover than in Jane Fonda’s superobvious oversize ’70s frames?

Proenza Schouler medium leather bag, $2,025

Marc Jacobs rimless sunglasses, $395

Missoni natural brown haircalf pencil skirt, $1,985
I loved looking through the vintage glasses, clothes and bags…….


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