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Category Archives: Icons In Iconic Sunglasses

In our eight part series, Icons In Iconic Sunglasses, we delve into the most recognizable sunglasses of the 20th century. We take a look at the history of each frame and matching style and materials of the modern era. A selection of the most influential men and woman emphasize the cultural significance these sunglasses have.

The eight frames include the Wayfarer, Aviator, Clubmaster, Round Eye, to feminine Cat Eye and Oversized, to sports frames. All of the frames you see in out Icons In Iconic Sunglasses blog are available in some form today. The blueprint for many of the frames are still used over half a decade later.

Many of Icons used sunglasses and eye wear as part of their image. John Lennon was well known for his Round Eye frames. Jackie Ohh pioneered the over sized style, gaining a large amount of recognition for her forward thing and impeccable taste. We take time to appreciate their contributions and brilliance, and celebrate the art and success of all our icons.

CAZAL 607 A Journey Through Hip-Hop

CAZAL 607 A Journey Through Hip-Hop

The 80’s represent the golden age of Hip-Hop, from the MC’s, DJ’s, Break Dancers, and Graffiti artists, this was Hip-Hop in its truest form. We pay homage to the pioneers such as Grandmaster Flash, N.W.A, Public Enemy, and RUN DMC. The  CAZAL 607 A Journey Through Hip-Hop gives you a glimpse of the cultural significance this frame in […]

ICONS IN ICONIC SUNGLASSES – THE VISOR

ICONS IN ICONIC SUNGLASSES - THE VISOR

Welcome to our eighth installment of Icons In Iconic Sunglasses – The Visor, a one piece lens or face mask often with a wrap around effect. A visor also includes those on helmets, such as astronauts who require a gold plated visor, or skier’s or cyclist helmet for protection against the elements and aerodynamic purposes. […]

ICONS IN ICONIC SUNGLASSES – THE OVERSIZED

ICONS IN ICONIC SUNGLASSES - THE OVERSIZED

Introducing our seventh installment of ICONS IN ICONIC SUNGLASSES – THE OVERSIZED, typically an acetate plastic full frame with a large lens. Half a century after their inception, the oversized design remains one of the most popular styles of the modern era. Iconic actresses, women of power, and socialites all wore the oversized sunglasses and […]

ICONS IN ICONIC SUNGLASSES – THE WRAP AROUND

ICONS IN ICONIC SUNGLASSES – THE WRAP AROUND

ICONS IN ICONIC SUNGLASSES – THE WRAP AROUND Welcome to our sixth edition of ICONS IN ICONIC SUNGLASSES – THE WRAP AROUND, an acetate plastic frame with an arched top bar or front frame, with either two curved or more typically, one visor lens. The wrap around frame has been worn by some of the […]

ICONS IN ICONIC SUNGLASSES – THE ROUND EYE

ICONS IN ICONIC SUNGLASSES – THE ROUND EYE

Welcome to our fifth installment of ICONS IN ICONIC SUNGLASSES – THE ROUND EYE, a metal wire or plastic acetate frame with a round lens. The round eye has been worn by all creeds and cultures, from influential musicians whose message can be heard in 2016, to pioneering artists and actors, all who have earned […]

ICONS IN ICONIC SUNGLASSES – THE CAT EYE

ICONS IN ICONIC SUNGLASSES - THE CAT EYE

Welcome to our third installment of ICONS IN ICONIC SUNGLASSES – THE CAT EYE, a polished acetate design with an up swept outer front frame, creating a feline mystique. Prevalent in the 1950’s and 60’s across North America and Europe, Cat Eye sunglasses were amongst the most popular styles of its era. During the Cat […]