Fashion Wrap Up

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Celebrities and Their Ray-Bans~

We are inspired by Mike Posner's song "Cooler Than Me" with his designer shades it makes us want to put on our Ray-Bans and wear them everywhere!  Created in 1937 by Bausch and Lomb they did not have the name Ray-Ban yet, first they were called Anti-Glare's. The Anti-Glare's  were made of gold-plated metal with green lenses that filtered out infrared and ultraviolet rays from the sun. These sunglasses were immediately adopted by The United States Army Air Corp for their pilots and were known as Aviator's.  The Ray-Ban Aviator's became a well-known style of sunglasses during World War II when General Douglas MacArthur landed on the beach of the Philippines and was photographed wearing the sunglasses in several pictures.  Although MacArthur wore them well,  we think Bradley Cooper's character Phil in The Hangover looks pretty darn cute in the designer shades.

Ray-Ban Wayfarer's created in 1952, were extremely popular in the 1950's and 1960's. They hit a slump in the 1970's and were revitalized in the 1980's with celeb's from Corey Feldman to the King of Pop wearing these designer shades. The reason for the comeback was that Ray-Ban signed a $50,000 a year deal with the Unique Product Placement of Burbank, California to have Ray-Bans placed in TV shows and movies.  When we saw Tom Cruise wearing the Wayfarers in the 1983 movie Risky Business is started a phenomenon! Wayfarer's are often referred to as the best selling sunglasses of all time. Ray-Bans are enjoying yet another comeback since their decline in 1990's, with the 2001 redesign and celebs from Chloe Sevigny and the Olsen Twins making the vintage frames popular once again.

via Fashiontribes

We wondered what celebrities wear their designer shades to hide their faces... Here are some pics of celeb's who love their Ray-Bans~

via Sunglasses Shop 

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