Update — Don’t miss the 2017 Golden Globes eyewear looks.
The 73rd annual Golden Globes just kicked off the Awards season this year!
Plenty of things to admire, both on the Red Carpet and on the screen in terms of dresses, suits, and statement-making accessories. Hollywood celebrities are no stranger to luxury and style, but there is one fashion item that stood out during the ceremony, and it’s not capes or gowns, but chunky horn rims and reading eyeglasses!
Of course, celebrities wearing eyeglasses and sunglasses were not missing from the Red Carpet, to protect the VIP eyes from flashes. We’re sure all fashion mags will have loads to say about who were the best and worst dressed this year – but we’re here to take a peek at the A-listers who flaunted some eyewear candy in the nominated movies and at the ceremony!
- Let’s take a closer look at what the nominees wore in their respective movies and TV series this year!
Movie, TV, and Winner Looks
Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television
Maura Tierney, “The Affair” – Winner
Trend: Oversized crisp, dark frames
Another great appearance during acceptance speeches came from actress Maura Tierney, looking very chic in her eyeglasses! She even wore them on stage, to claim her Globe. Vogue took the words out of our mouths here.
Get her look with: V&Y’s Swell, purple tortoise shell square eyeglasses frame.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Cate Blanchett, Carol – Nominee
Trend: Cat-Eye sunglasses, in classic tortoise-shell
In her latest movie, Carol, Cate’s character surprises us with so many fashion accessories we just want to get our hands on! However, none is more impressive than her cat-eye frames in tortoise shell that she casually wears while strolling down the city. Great job costume, designers!
Get her look with: V&Y’s timeless Darby, our vintage inspired cat eye frames in tortoise shell.
Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs – Winner
Trend: Round, Horn Rimmed eyeglasses
It was a big night for all the Steve Jobs crew, and our favorite writer Aaron Sorkin got another confirmation of his genius. Here, we have him accepting his Golden Globe, rocking his signature frame: the round slim horn-rimmed specs.
Get his look with: Emulate the style of Hollywood’s best writer with V&Y’S Dream On, round and slim simple yet artistic pair of eyeglasses.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs – Winner
Trend: Square Oversized, Slim Metal Framed
Kate Winslet is stunning as Best Supporting Actress in the new Steve Jobs biopic. Worthy of appraisals, she stars along Michael Fassbender as Apple’s late genius CEO and wins her 4th Golden Globe. Her on-screen frames are an icon of functionality and style. The golden metal of the frame highlights her green, confident eyes, while the oversized lenses shape her facial features beautifully.
Get her look with: V&Y’s Zelda, oversized browline metal eyeglasses frames. Quite the classy and ladylike look might be just what you need.
Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy – Winner
Trend: Navigator Metalic frame Sunglasses
Boy, do we love J.Law! Her beauty left aside, she is incredibly successful! Academy Award and Golden Globes winner she is only 25, on a streak and has no plans to stop. In her latest critically acclaimed movie, Joy, Jennifer Lawrence stuns the whole world in Joy, with a pair of rectangular sunglasses. They really do make her look like the powerful family business dynasty matriarch she so graciously plays.
Get her Look: V&Y’s Bryant, a Navigator style sunglasses. Business-casual fitted, these frames are what you need before you start making some serious cash.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Limited Series Made For Television
Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot” – Winner
Christian Slater is one of the sexiest male celebrities alive you simply can’t picture without eyeglasses. In Mr. Robot, awarded best drama series, he is casually looking like a semi-homeless person sporting a pair of fancy men aviator sunglasses, or he’s hacking into someone’s life while gazing through the nerdy framed eyeglasses specs at the computer.
Trend: Hipster-Nerdy Eyeglasses
Close to his amazing character, Mr. Robot, Christian Slater doesn’t cease to amaze even off the screen, during the awards ceremony. His neat outfit was complete with a classy pair of slim, oversized eyeglasses with a tortoise shell pattern. A geeky chic choice that seems consistent with his Mr. Robot character.
Get his look: Aim for his Mr. Robot glasses look look with V&Y’s Hester, square shape frames, or get his second, more polished look with the Swanky, a modern round frame with a charming keyhole and subtle dual tone ombre effect.
Trend: Very Round, Thick Framed eyeglasses
The Good Wife star, Alan Cumming, started the night off with a classy matched suit and a pair of round thick framed eyeglasses for which we love him for. This is how an actor in round glasses should look like!
Get his look with: V&Y’s Owl, a very round thick eyeglasses frame.
Best supporting actor in a motion picture
Sylvester Stallone, “Creed” – Winner
Trend: Clear thick rim square eyeglasses
Stallone’s hard, manly attitude could have well been put off by the use of these clear frames, but lo and behold he looks confident and knowledgeable in boxing’s new Creed. The actor snatched this year’s Best Supporting Actor Globe with a role that suits his style and charisma. Clear is a choice for bold men, so see if you can line up.
Get his look with: V&Y’s clear oversized Keen eyeglasses frames .
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo – Nominee
Trend: Round, Horn Rimmed vintage-inspired eyeglasses with a keyhole bridge
We love to see celebrities wearing black frame glasses. Cranston’s no stranger to looking like a writer/teacher/academician. All thanks to his eyewear choices. He also has a history of breaking bad while wearing those said teacher frames. In his latest movie, Trumbo, Cranston rocks the classic Hollywood writer eyeglasses: those round, acetate, black frames with a horn-rimmed twist.
Get the Trumbo glasses with: V&Y’s The Roosevelt, round eyeglasses frames
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs – Nominee
Trend: Round & Frameless
Fassbender may be a sex symbol, but he turns into something else entirely in the new Steve Jobs biopic. The round frameless eyewear helped him truly revive Steve Jobs and win a Globe for it. This style is minimalistic and fresh, a true testament to the phrase: less is more.
Get his look with: V&Y’s Mojo, a round metallic eyeglasses pair. Wear them while you’re checking your emails on the IPad or sending a quick text on the new iPhone.
Steve Carell, The Big Short – Nominee
Trend: Round Thick Rimmed, Black to Clear Eyeglasses
Steve Carell was nominated for the financial drama The Big Short and arrived on the red carpet all sharp looking complete with a beautifully curved thick frame.
The style sure seems to fit this versatile actor because it gives him a more serious allure in contrast to his mostly funny characters.
Steve Carell’s Golden Globes outfit the definition of elegance and his glasses give his look and extra compliment. Nice touch Steve!
Get his look with: V&Y’s Upstage frame is a classic and hip piece that will never go out of style. As you can see, fits perfectly with a smart outfit.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Lily Tomlin, Grandma – Nominee
Trend: Oversized Semi-Rimless Sunglasses
Lily Tomlin is crazy funny in her new Grandma flick. Rocking a pair of swaggy oversized sunglasses she redefines the concept of “old school cool”, and gives all of us the hope that one day we will wear our age as gracefully as she does. Meanwhile, oversized sunglasses will make you look and feel like a rockstar, so grab a pair today before you walk out the door.
Get her look with: V&Y’s Attaboy, a Navigator style power sunglasses.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Jon Hamm, Mad Men – Winner
Trend: Business Aviators, black lenses, and metal frames
Advertising Mad Men, Don Draper, has been a fashion symbol since the show’s inceptions. While Jon Hamm is collecting his final Golden Globe for the series, we can’t stop to admire his impeccable sense of style. Here we have him enjoying a cigarette while glancing at mortals through a pair of black aviators, graciously matching his white shirt and black tie.
Get his look with: It’s no easy task trying to compare yourself to the one and only Don Draper but V&Y’s Bryant, square aviator sunglasses pair gives you a shot!
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation – Nominee
Trend: Black thick rimmed Aviators
London-born Idris Elba is not only a sex symbol but also a man of great style, a trait difficult to oversee in his new movie Beast Of No Nation. Depicted as an African Commander, Elba wears the coolest flat hat and thick frames aviators that you can find in… well, Africa.
Get his Look with: You don’t have to be an African warlord to pull this off in style. Grow a beard and get a pair of V&Y’s Swag, thick rimmed black Aviator sunglasses.
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies – Nominee
Trend: Browline Clubmasters, Semi-Rimless Eyeglasses
How can one be a spy and look perfectly innocent at the same time? We can only presume these classic browline glasses have a lot to do with it. Mark Rylance knows best in Steven Spielberg latest spy-thriller, Bridge of Spies.
Here, he achieves to look like a simple painter with some help from some semi-rimless eyeglasses. Though the frames don’t fool anyone, he does look quite stylish in them.
Get his look with: V&Y’s The Fitzgerald, a classic browline clubmaster eyeglasses.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Robin Wright, House of Cards – Nominee
Trend: Tortoise, Rectangular Frame Optics
Who looks better in eyeglasses than our fictional First Lady, Robin Wright? The classy lady Underwood has been a fashion icon since House of Cards got us hooked on Netflix, binge-watching, three seasons ago.
Here she is again this year, nominated for another Golden Globe for her role in Netflix’s mothership. This frame just does miracles for her.
Get her look with: V&Y’s After Hours, a classic rectangular eyeglasses frame. These classics are perfect for office work and business meetings. They captivate attention in a good way and can easily go for drinks after work.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical
Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queens – Nominee
Trend: Round thick rimmed eyeglasses in black
We don’t know who got the idea of matching Jamie Lee with a pair of geeky chic round frames, but they did an incredible job! Smart-dressed Dean Cathy completes her outfit with these amazing frames that make us feel a little bit nervous about that paper we submitted back in college.
Get her look with: Sharp and straight to the point is what you are aiming for when rocking V&Y’s Upstage, rounded thick aviator specs.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Judith Light, Transparent – Nominee
Trend: Rectangular, Black Frame Specs
Mother Judith Light impresses us yet again in the new Amazon series, Transparent. Her simple rectangular frames should serve as an inspiration for all fashionista moms out there. Unlike the title of the series, the frames are black and provide wonderful contrast with her white hair.
Get the Look: Become timeless with V&Y’s Coquette, a square cat eye eyeglasses frame that will make you look wise and always informed.
Patricia Arquette, Presenter
Trend: Rectangular, Black Frame Eyeglasses
Last year’s winner Patricia Arquette took the stage this year alongside former winner J.K. Simmons. We couldn’t wait to see her eyewear this year and she did not disappoint. The actress went with a black rectangular frame which reminded us of the cat-eye. Worn with a black dress, Patricia looks stunning while she handed out the award for best-supporting actress in a miniseries for TV.
Get the Look: Get your own big stage look with V&Y’s Dolled Up frame.
Red Carpet Golden Globes 2016 Looks
Lots of great eyewear looks on the red carpet! Spot the best celebrities in eyeglasses or sunglasses at the 2016 Golden Globes.
We’ll take a look at what the female and male celebrities of Hollywood chose to bring to the red carpet on their special night so we can predict this year’s glasses and sunglasses trends:
Trend: Round, Metal Framed sunglasses
We all know rapper Wizz Khalifa has a tendency to stand out and flash his expensive accessories. He did not let us down at last night’s Golden Globes where he rocked a John Lenon inspired frame. Round lenses and metal frames seem to be the dominating trend this year and Wizz is nothing if not a trendsetter.
Get his look with: You too can be like John Lennon and maybe steal the show away from Wiz. Okay, even if that is highly unlikely, you will still look awesome in V&Y’s round golden metallic frame Juice Joint sunglasses. A best seller.
Wiz Khalifa’s sunglasses and eyeglasses always surprise us. Of all the celebrities that have great eyewear style, he is one of our favorites.
Emulate this oversized thick frame sunglasses look with Vint and York’s Gliteratti. If you are looking for Wiz Khalifa eyeglasses looks, you can give round metal eyeglasses a try. He seems to nail them.
Check out a similar pair in the for of Vint & York’s Round metal specs – Mojo.
Trend: Brow-bar Square Sunglasses, with polarized lenses
Gervais’s shades are his red carpet staple. He’s worn them as far back as the 2009 Golden Globes and has worn them to movie premieres for adorable fan selfies. Gervais, who is hosting the evening’s events, opted for a pair of blue-tinted shades teamed with a relaxed fit suit, which he wore slightly unbuttoned.
Host and TV legend Ricky Gervais entertained us all night with his funny and clever jokes and also stole the red carpet for the most eye-catching piece of eyewear. Ricky showed up in a reflective rectangular frame as if he wanted to evade the paparazzi and not greet them. Either way, he stood by his choice and allowed us to gaze at ourselves in his oversized lenses.
Get his look with: Create your own persona with V&Y’s Caper, an oversized browbar aviator sunglasses
Trend: Square and Nerdy, Thick Black Frames
TV personality Brad Goreski showed up with an immaculate suit and an excellent pair of SquareThick Framed eyeglasses that matched him perfectly. Who said nerdy glasses are out of style? This man just proved that they are as stylish as ever and they make wonders when worn with a suit.
Get his look with: Step up your game and let everybody know you know how to stick to trends. V&Y’s Dapper, oversized eyeglasses frame in black is the only way to properly get noticed.
Trend: Blue ombre effect, rectangular eyeglasses
Weather anchor Al Roker surprised us with a blue rectangular frame matched beautifully with his blue suit. Talk about style and functionality! This is how you are supposed to do it and that’s the end of it.
Get his look with: V&Y’s Preppy, ombre hipster eyeglasses.
Trend: Round eyeglasses in a light metal frame, with keyhole bridge
What did we tell you about the round frame trend? Need we say more? Writer and Director Phyllis Nagy proves our point and hits it off in style with her round, metal frame eyeglasses. This seems to be a wonderful fit for women, so you should definitely give it a shot!
Get her look with: Work V&Y’s Big Timer, a delicate metal round frame in your look. This is a success story and you are the main character.
Terrence Howard, with Taraji P. Henson (Golden Globes Winner)
Trend: Aviators in Burgundy
Well done Terrence, well done. Seeing Terrence Howard rock the Aviators in Burgundy on the red carpet was like bringing Lucious Lion back to life. With the lovely Taraji by his side, my confusion is understandable. Anyway, he pulls off a magnificent look, worthy of a Golden Globe nomination!
Get his look with: V&Y’s Fairbanks tinted aviators sunglasses.
Trend: Rectangular Thick Frames in Black
Director Charles Randolph kept it simple and wore a beautiful blue suit complimented with the classic rectangular thick frames eyeglasses that fit him so well. Sometimes simple is the best way to go, so good job Charles Randolph!
Get his look with: Classics never go out of style, something you might want to consider as you are hunting for the next pair of eye candy. V&Y’s Swell, oversized rectangular frame won’t let your down.
Brad Hall and actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Trend: Round Thick Black Frame Eyeglasses
Besides having Julia Dreyfus by his side, Brad Hall has the of the year at his eyes. Yup, you guessed it, another round thick frame, matched beautifully with a smart suit. Julia Dreyfus must have forgotten her glasses at home, this time, such a shame!
Get his look with: It would be sad if you missed out on the fashion trend of the year: round eyeglasses!
What was your favorite celebrity eyewear look from the 2016 Globes? Stay tuned for the Oscars 2016!