Sunglasses on the Silver Screen


by Abby Baker April 01, 2017

By now, you’ve most certainly heard about the mix-up at the end of this year’s Oscars ceremony.  You heard Hollywood’s collective gasp when the wrong film was named Best Picture.  As the dust settles around what, at the very least made for entertaining television, we’d like to offer our own little tribute to the movies by taking a look at some sunglasses on the silver screen.

Faye Dunaway, The Thomas Crown Affair

Faye Dunaway has been thrust back into the spotlight after announcing La La Land as this year’s Best Picture, but I think we can all agree that she looks amazing – as she did in 1968’s The Thomas Crown Affair.  Dunaway plays Vicki Carpenter, the insurance investigator trying to recover stolen money, who ultimately falls in love with the very man responsible for the heist.  For a modern take on Dunaway’s look, try the Harley Cat Eye Polarized Fashion Tip Pointed Sunglasses. 

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Warren Beatty, Shampoo

We can’t talk about Faye Dunaway without also mentioning Warren Beatty these days. His role in Envelopegate notwithstanding, there’s no denying the guy is just cool.  Check out 1975’s Shampoo.  Beatty plays George Roundy, a Beverly Hills hairdresser who aspires to own his own salon.  Get his effortlessly chill vibe with the Adi Brown Lens Gold Frame Classic Aviators.

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Meryl Streep, Postcards from the Edge

Oh, Meryl, the darling of – well, every Oscar ceremony.  This year marked Streep’s 20th Oscar nomination.  One of those nominated performances can be seen in 1990’s Postcards from the Edge.  Streep plays Suzanne Vale, an actress trying to put her career back together after rehab.  Get yourself a little Meryl inspiration with the Avi Round Top Bar Metal Retro Sunglasses.

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Emma Stone, Easy A

Emma Stone took home the statue for this year’s Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in La La Land.  Before Stone was an oscar-winning actress, she played Olive Penderghast in 2010’s Easy A.  Stone is, of course, hugely charming as a 17-year-old using questionable tactics to gain popularity in high school.  Steal some of that star quality for yourself with the Classic Square Polarized Lens Retro Sunglasses.

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Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love

Ryan Gosling was nominated for an Oscar this year for his role opposite Emma Stone in La La Land, but it isn’t the first time the two have been paired up.  Gosling plays Stone’s love interest, Jacob Palmer, in 2011’s Crazy, Stupid, Love.  Jacob, a confirmed womanizer, ultimately falls hard for Stone’s character, Hannah, and is a changed man by the end of the film.  So…need to make someone swoon?  Get Gosling’s look with the Maximus Golden Flat Top Design Aviator Sunglasses.

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Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

No list of sunglasses on the silver screen would be complete without the iconic Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  Hepburn was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar for her role as Holly Golightly in the 1961 film.  Hepburn’s Golightly is a free spirit with a bit of mystery and has become perhaps her most well-known role.  Add a bit of that old Hollywood to your day with Tiffany Cat Eye Style Inspired Sunglasses for Women (of course!)

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