Movies have been introducing new, iconic styles to pop culture for years. Some of these iconic looks have become a part of fashion history and started trends in eyewear design that remain popular today. From Audrey Hepburn's classic tortoise shell glasses in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" to Tom Cruise's aviators in "Top Gun," movie-inspired eyewear looks continue to impact culture and fashion both on and off the big screen. Here are five iconic eyewear looks from popular movies and how to replicate them with Vint & York frames:
1. Audrey Hepburn's Tortoise Shell Glasses in "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
Audrey Hepburn's oversized, classic tortoise shell glasses in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" remain an enduring staple of pop-culture imagery. Despite the simplicity of the glasses, Holly Golightly paired them with high-fashion outfits to create an iconic look. To recreate this look, try one of our tortoise shell sunglasses frames with thick rims. Vint & York's Ciello in yellow tortoise or Trinity in tortoise are oversized frames with a slight cat-eye shape that matches Holly Golightly's go-to style. Pair these sunglasses with a chic black dress, pearl earrings, and gloves to complete your "Breakfast at Tiffany's" look.
2. Tom Cruise's Aviators in "Top Gun"
Tom Cruise's thin-framed aviators in "Top Gun" have remained popular among men and women since the movie's release in 1986. His character's effortless charisma has helped aviators retain their popularity for decades. Recreate Maverick's look with a pair of Vint & York classic aviator frames like The Fairbanks or Devon. Embrace Maverick's rebellious spirit with geometric aviator sunglasses like our Chappie frames, which come in ivory, blackout, black with polarized lenses, and pink with see-through lenses. Wear your aviator with a leather jacket, denim jeans, and a white t-shirt for a timeless "Top Gun"-inspired outfit.
3. Johnny Depp's Yellow Lenses in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"
Johnny Depp's iconic oversized yellow lenses were featured heavily in promotional content for the movie "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas." The colored-lens look has become a favorite among film and fashion enthusiasts. Recreate Hunter S. Thompson's yellow aviator lenses with Vint & York's yellow-lensed Ace frames in black with see-through lenses or our Jitterbug in stormy sky made with acetate and titanium accents. To complete a Hunter S. Thompson-inspired look, put on your favorite Hawaiian shirt and a bucket hat.
4. Marilyn Monroe's Cat-Eye Frames in "How to Marry a Millionaire"
Marilyn Monroe's sparkly cat-eye glasses in "How to Marry a Millionaire" exude glamour and sophistication. Vint & York's Adeline and Thea frames feature Swarovski crystal accents that add an extra element of luxury to the oversized cat-eye glasses. For a bold pop of color, try our Cats Meow in cranberry splash or Myrtle in red on violet. Wear a pair of exaggerated, retro-inspired, or oversized cat-eye glasses with a dress, high heels, and statement earrings for an unmistakable "How to Marry a Millionaire" look.
5. Brad Pitt's Red Rectangular Shades in "Fight Club"
Brad Pitt's red sunglasses in "Fight Club" are a great representation of his character's confident and rebellious persona. To recreate Tyler Durden's fiery look, choose a pair of rectangular lenses like Vint & York's geometric Ace frames, with pink see-through lenses. Pair them with a leather jacket, combat boots, and distressed denim to complete your "Fight Club"-inspired outfit.
Recreate your favorite Eyewear Looks with Vint & York
Many iconic eyewear looks have become popularized through movies. Whether you want to embody the class and sophistication of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" or the energy and rebellion of "Fight Club," Vint & York can help you complete your look. In our collections, you can find retro-inspired styles and unique, modern frame designs to add flair to your wardrobe. Visit Vint & York today, and use our virtual try-on service to find the right eyewear to replicate your favorite movie looks.