Iconic Glasses Shapes: Aviator, Wayfarer, Clubmaster & Cat-Eye
Iconic glasses Timeline
1944 - Photos of General Douglas MacArthur landing in the Philippines were featured in nearly every major publication, rocketing the sale of Aviators.
1950's - Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly embodied sophisticated glamor in Cat-Eye frames.
1952 - Colonel Sanders fried up crispy chicken when he founded the first KFC while wearing Clubmasters
1955 - Heartthrob and rebel James Dean made Clubmasters sexy
1950's-1960's JKF made the Wayfarer an American classic
1950's-1960's - Clubmasters were the signature style of high profile cultural figure Malcom X
1961 - Audrey Hepburn wore Cat-Eye inspired glasses in Breakfast at Tiffany's
1970's - Feminist Gloria Steinhem fought for women's lib in trademark blue aviators
1980 - Jake and Elwood Blues, played by Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi, were the last word in rebellious cool in their Wayfarers
1984 - Michael Jackson moonwalked into the history books winning 8 Grammys in a pair of Aviators
1986 - Navy recruitment rose exponentially, as did the sale of Aviators with mirrored lenses (by 40%), thanks to Top Gun
1990's - Pop star Lisa Loeb made cute, retro Cat-Eye glasses her trademark
2007 - Ray-Ban reintroduced the original Wayfarer, after noticing vintage versions were garnering high prices on Ebay.
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