In the summer, there is a specific accessory that everyone needs. Every Nashville photographer, Las Vegas dancer or New York waitress needs sunglasses. And one pair of sunglasses is never enough. We need a classic one, a black one, a sporty one and a more glamorous one. After all, having a mini-collection is, actually, a very nice idea.
The sunglasses are those accessories that can change the air of the whole outfit. They’re a little secret, often used by the movie costume designers. A pair of over-sized and rounded, similar to those popularized by Jackie Onassis and Audrey Hepburn, can turn an outfit into one with a special allure detached from the '60s. The aviator lenses worn by Angelina Jolie and Jelly McGillis in Top Gun, can easily turn you into ‘one of the boys’, especially if you’re wearing jeans and Oxford shoes.
And because we’re talking about sunglasses and movie stars, let’s remember a few characters that are basically synonyms to their sunglasses.
- Carrie-Ann Moss in Matrix. In the dystopian world, everyone wore dark glasses and Trinity, Keanu Reeves's partner was hiding behind a black leather jumpsuit and a pair of dark lenses. In case you’re wondering what brand of glasses is used in the Matrix: Blinde Design created them just for the film, and later Ray Ban launched the 3194, a similar version which is more robust.
- Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's. A Givenchy black dress and a long, heavy cigarette are the right tools to use if you want to invent your own character from New York. For maximum style, add some oversized glasses (Manhattan model), signed by Oliver Goldsmith.
- Susan Sarandon and Geena Davies in Thelma and Louise. As iconic as the film are the two pairs of sunglasses: Dekko Ray-Ban for Geena Davies at the end of the film and Cornu by LA Eyewear for Susan Sarandon.
- Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City. When Carrie gout out of the "Mexi-coma" after the missed wedding, she was hidden behind some spectacular lenses and frames, signed by Oliver People. Also, there is another scene in the opening sequence of SATC2, with Carrie wearing a limited edition of gold aviator lens, signed by Bernhard Willhelm & Mykita's .