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Designer Sunglasses – unlikely Fashion Icons

It’s testament to the power of designer sunglasses – they can even make Wallace and Gromit look stylish.

Designer sunglasses are the epitome of cool. And a campaign for Harvey Nichols seemed to demonstrate this fact. The high fashion, up-market department store chose Wallace and Gromit to pose in a variety of designer labels – from Ray-Bans and designer sunglasses to Paul Smith suits. The cartoon characters are so uncool they’re cool. Known normally for their string vests and flat caps, the characters give a tongue-in-cheek nod to the power of designer brands. Designer sunglasses, it seems, can make anybody, even geeky animation figures, groovy.

Got Designer Sunglasses? Your Eyes are Killing Me!

Designer sunglasses can it seems make anybody acquire film-star glamour. Although not all film stars get it right. Some designer sunglasses trends have turned out to be a retro-flop. Drew Barrymore, Fergie and Kirsten Dunst all embraced the 1980s revival and wore white framed sunglasses using the classic Ray-Ban Wayfarer shape. But the image was widely panned as a fashion faux-pas.

Jackie-O to Jackie Oh-No!

When it comes to choosing designer sunglasses that tap into the Jackie-O vibe, you’re onto a winner. The look is great for oozing Parisian-style and glamour, exuding a fabulous chic confidence. But for some fashion writers, the over-sized designer sunglasses look simply went ridiculously big prompting headlines like: “From Jackie O to Jackie Oh-No”. Skinny celebrities ended up looking bizarrely out of proportion with huge designer sunglasses engulfing two-thirds of their face. Stars such as Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie were singled out for looking “alien-like”.

What’s Behind Joaquin’s Sunglasses?

For a film star to make designer glasses look unhip, it’s some achievement. But such fashion disasters tend to be committed by those stars who seem to be trying to hard to be famous. Those with innate talent and charisma – Steve McQueen and Audrey Hepburn say – sparked global trends in designer sunglasses. And occasionally it seems some film stars don their designer sunglasses with their tongues firmly in their cheeks. The appearance of Joaquin Phoenix on the David Letterman show wearing an over-sized beard and over-sized designer sunglasses sparked a flurry of debate about whether the star had adopted the persona as a joke to have a dig at celebrity culture. He announced on the show he was retiring from acting to become a rapper. The look sparked a series of spoofs, including Ben Stiller who at the Oscars “channelled” Phoenix, complete with beard and designer sunglasses, announcing he was going to retire from being a funny guy.

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