From Audrey Hepburn to Rose Byrne – Hollywood’s love affair with Ray Ban

Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses help to keep the glare out of the Sunshine movie star’s eyes…

Actress Rose Byrne was among the doomed spaceship crew of Danny Boyle’s movie Sunshine, so we can understand why she has an aversion to sunlight. But there is more to it than that. She looks so cool (and pleased with life too) in these Ray Ban Wayfarer designer sunglasses.

We have featured a brief history of Ray Ban in another blog post. Funnily enough, when Ray Ban introduced Wayfarers in the 1950s they were originally marketed at men. But it was a woman who probably gave them the biggest PR boost of all. In 1961, Audrey Hepburn’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s character Holly Golightly wore Ray Ban Wayfarer designer sunglasses for most of the movie. You don’t need us to tell you that Ms Hepburn became the biggest fashion icon…ever.

Ray Ban launched Wayfarers in the 1950s, the first manufacturer to break away from the traditional metal frames and use plastic instead. Throughout the 50s and 60s, Ray Ban Wayfarers were the sunglasses of choice for everyone from James Dean, Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol and Roy Orbison, to Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon and millions of teenagers who just wanted to look cool.

Today, you don’t need to be teenager…or Rose Byrne…to look great in a pair of Ray Ban Wayfarer designer sunglasses.

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