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“With my sunglasses on, I’m Jack Nicholson,” the actor once said. “Without them, I’m fat and 60.”
Pop Chart Lab, the geniuses behind a plethora of infographs documenting everything from cocktails to haircuts, have rounded up the 73 of the most famous specs of all time. And while Nicholson and his Ray Bans might not have made the cut, his sentiment holds true for all of the iconic eye candy. Whether simply a fashion statement or a device for masking nights that got mad real à la Kanye, eyewear has the power to transform a look in an instant and has even parlayed the fame of characters both real and make-believe.
Thought the dentist was creepy? Then probably don’t watch this video if you’re getting your eyes tested any time soon. Spectral is a short film directed by Jenna Elizabeth for SHAUNS eyewear, starring Chanel Iman as the victim of a demented eye examination complete with horror-film flashbacks.
Have you ever bought eyewear online? We have, with mixed results. Luckily, we’ll be spared all of this hardship and woe next time we need some new frames thanks to a handy new feature that Gilt Groupe is rolling out tomorrow to coincide with their kate spade new york eyewear sale.
Last night, CBS‘ 60 Minutes investigated a “little-known but very big Italian company” called Luxottica, a name that you may never have heard before but from which you have almost certainly bought a pair of glasses.
If you’ve leafed through the September issue of US Glamour by now, you’ve already seen Victoria Beckham in all her bespectacled glory. But what you may not have know is that the frames she dons in the above shot are a part of the designer’s first ever prescription eyewear collection, due in stores in January and February 2013.
Fans went wild after seeing Lady Gaga’s cartoonish eyeballs in her Bad Romance video — so wild that they needed to know how to get themselves a pair. Unfortunately, while Gaga’s eyes were likely computer generated, teenagers and women across the country have been getting the look by using illegal and dangerous “circle lenses.”
Earlier this week we told you about one of the most bizarre ventures we’ve seen a brand embark on: branded contact lenses. But a close runner up for first place in the strangest things you can do with eyewear comes from Les Opticiens Atol, a french eyewear company.
Christian Dior is taking your eyes one step past designer frames. Now, you can get contact lenses with the ‘CD’ logo etched in alongside gold flakes…because everyone knows nothing brings out your inner vampire like unnatural eye colors.