Infographic: how to tell a celebrity by their glasses

Despite being an (almost) lifelong myopic, I still find glasses difficult to buy, and certainly can’t say I’ve ever found a ‘signature’ style or pair. Spectacle styles come and go, as do sunglasses styles. But some people in history and culture make a trademark out of one or the other, turning a pair of glasses into a recognisable, iconic piece of themselves.

Steve McQueen’s Persols. John Lennon’s small and circular specs. Jackie O’s oversized lenses of glamour and Karl Lagerfeld’s shady aviators. Glasses may cover up the one part of us that says the most, but they can also be the strongest identifier. This infographic (view it in full size here) sums it up pretty neatly.

famous glasses chart

Via The Paris Review.

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