The 1950s Hollywood royal who became Princess of Monaco was known for her glamorous cat-eye sunglasses, now available from Oliver Goldsmith in a style the eyewear specialist calls “Grace.”
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Jackie O’s oversized sunglasses became so iconic that today an exact replica is available at the Smithsonian.
McQueen’s own shades once fetched about $70,000 at auction. Now Persol, his preferred brand, offers the PO 714 SM model, based on a pair that McQueen wore in the original 1968 version of “The Thomas Crown Affair.”
As the leader of the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club in "The Wild One" (1953), Brando brought fresh attention to traditional Ray-Ban aviators more than three decades before Tom Cruise donned them in “Top Gun.”
A signature of Holly Golightly, the New York party girl played by Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany's” (1961), these dark sunglasses inspired the Manhattan model in Oliver Goldsmith’s current collection.
France’s legendary sex symbol made a bold statement with these large, rectangular sunglasses, a forebear of a style currently available from Kate Spade.
The star of “Rebel Without a Cause” once said that his “sexy squint” came about because he was “extremely near-sighted.” That affliction also helped make him an eyewear icon — and the inspiration for Oliver Peoples’ Bernado shades.
You’d have to search long and hard on eBay to find these angular mod sunglasses, worn by the French pop singer who caught the eyes of both Mick Jagger and Bob Dylan. But if you’re looking for white frames in a rectangular shape, check out this style from Coach, or this retro offering from Marc Jacobs.
The Guard in "Cool Hand Luke"
Few remember this actor, but anyone who saw “Cool Hand Luke” will never forget his aviator-style mirror sunglasses, which defined his character as they played a role in the film’s groundbreaking cinematography.
In “Klute” (1971), Fonda played a stylish call girl whose oversized lenses were dark on top and faded to light — like the current Edie style from Derek Lam.
Here's another style with the iconic aviator shape, yet its distinctive plastic frame sets it apart. And the same goes for this pair of sunglasses from Gucci.
Prada has updated its SPR07F model, which the supremely suave Mastroianni made famous in Fellini’s 1963 masterpiece “8 ½,” but its frame still has those extra-wide arms.
This is strictly for inspiration. Incredibly, no one has thought to replicate the iconic half-frame sunglasses that Belmondo made famous in 1961's seminal New Wave film “Breathless.”
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