Celebrity Sunglasses And Eyeglasses That Became A Love Mark, All Thanks To These Pop Culture Icons

Celebrities propel anything and everything they come in contact with, especially things that aid in fashion. There is a long list of things, but somehow eyewear is that one accessory that garners more attention. From Lennon’s round eyeglass to Elvis Presley’s $250,000 Madison Square Garden’s, celebrity sunglasses and eyeglasses have always inspired fashion lines and rippled pop culture. Here is a list of people who are synonymous with eyewear.    

Elvis Presley

Elvis sunglasses

A mugshot with one of his iconic glasses.

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John Lennon

John Lennon Glasses

Image of John Lennon sitting on a rooftop in NYC wearing one of his most sought-after sunglasses.

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Michael Jackson

Micheal Jackson sunglasses

Michael Jackson at the 26th Annual Grammy Awards, 1984

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Will Smith

 Will Smith sunglasses

From a still from Men In Black. Will really nailed the suit with sunglasses look. 

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn sunglasses

The opening scene of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

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Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro sunglasses

Robert De Niro in a scene from the Taxi Driver

Jackie Kennedy


In her iconic Jackie O’s


Twiggy vintage sunglasses

She was a prominent figure of the sixties and iconised the sunglasses she is wearing.

Daniel Radcliffe

Harry Potter Glasses

It doesn’t get more iconic than this. 

Elton John


British singer, Elton John's love of wacky sunglasses is what inspired the 1998 play Elton John’s Glasses. He has the largest personal collection of sunglasses in the world at around 20,000 pairs. Elton John sometimes wore oversized sunglasses on stage in the mid-1970s as part of his Captain Fantastic act.

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs Glasses

Along with the turtleneck, and the shoes, Jobs’ eyeglass was etched in the pages of pop culture.  

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Bono wearing oversized sunglasses

Bono is another artist who is synonymous with the word sunglasses, but he wears them mainly because he has an eye condition called Glaucoma. 

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The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers Sunglasses

“It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark… and we’re wearing sunglasses.” Elwood says this iconic line to Jake in their film, The Blues Brothers, as they are about to embark on a journey to Chicago.

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Slash with sunglasses

Slash might not leave his sunglasses at home, but one of the reasons why he wore sunglasses was to avoid eye contact with the audience when on stage.

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Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani sunglasses

He wears them because it looks cool on stage, yes it's true. Google it! 

Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen sunglasses

The quintessential style icon, period!

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Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee sunglasses

Lee is known more for his fast moves, but he was also a style icon, and these sunglasses were a revered pair.  

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Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain sunglasses

If you are a fan of this grunge heavyweight, then you might have seen this pair in most of his portrait shoots. They are historical.

Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne glasses

The price of darkness is not just known for his band Black Sabbath, but also his blue-tinted eyeglasses. 

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Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise pilot shape sunglasses

Where do we start with him Risky Business or Top Gun, he immortalised sunglasses in this film, especially to pilot! 

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 Do you know of any other celebrity we missed out? Any celebrity sunglasses trivia that you know of? Let us know in the comments below.

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