FIVE ICONIC FRAMES AND THE POP-CULTURE FIGURES WE ASSOCIATE THEM WITH
Fashion and pop-culture have gone hand in hand in making bold statements throughout history and just as much as clothes and shoes make the look, eyewear plays a vital part in tying it all together. Whether your goal is to match a solid colored, single tone reader to your outfit for a stylish yet classic look or you’re looking to go bold and match your eyewear to your new neon sneakers, there’s a pair of two-tone neon readers out there with your name on them.
Throughout pop-culture history, countless frames have come in and out of popularity and full circle again. While there are numerous frames, and styles to choose from we narrowed our list down to our Top Five Iconic Frames and the pop-culture figures we associate them with.
1. Cat-eye Glasses
Style icon who rocked these frames: Susan Sarandon in Thelma and Louise
As rebellious now as it was then, these frames add the essential detail to complete your feisty, badass chick look. Complete the ensemble with a vintage headscarf and you and your BFF are ready to go on that adventure of a lifetime!
Honorable mention goes to Oprah
2. Square Glasses
Style icon who rocked these frames: Woody Allen in everyday life
Predominantly associated with the look of stereotypical nerds and geeks, these frames took a style turn and started to come back into fashion over the last decade. These glasses polish off the impeccably bookish style of one of the world’s most recognizable actor-directors of all time.
Honorable mention goes to Buddy Holly
Style icons who rocked these frames: Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi in The Blues Brothers
These frames have become an iconic accessory for many legends who have worn them however none stood out quite as much as Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi in this 80’s classic. You can spot this style from a mile away, matched with their suits and fedoras, their simple black wayfarers completed their look and popularized the wayfarer all over again.
Honorable mention goes to James Dean
4. Rectangular Glasses
Style icon who rocked these frames: Bryan Cranston as Heisenberg in Breaking Bad
The transformation of Walter White to Heisenberg was one of the best character development stories in any series this past decade and Walter’s sunglasses are now one of the most recognizable pieces of eyewear in pop-culture.
Honorable mention goes to Meryl Streep
5. Round Glasses
Style icon who rocked these frames: Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter
Harry’s glasses are just as much of a trademark as his scar. The young wizard known for surviving Voldemort’s attack as a baby, fighting in the wizarding war at Hogwarts, and every other adventure in between is still also remembered by his signature look led by his distinguishing round frames.
Honorable mention goes to Steve Jobs
GLASSES HAVE GONE FROM REQUIRED TO DESIRED
These iconic figures have shown us that glasses have become more than just a utilitarian need and they have evolved into a display of our style and spirit. Whether you’re looking to add an air of quiet confidence or flaunt your style with various tones, prints and styles I Heart Eyewear has you covered. Browse through our catalog today to find a pair that completes your signature look.