If you were a fan of Madonna in the 80s, or even better Tom Cruise in Risky Business, then you won’t have let the Ray-Bans revival escape you. The classic ‘Wayfarer’ style sunglasses became a celebrity staple in 2007 and a sunglasses trend in 2008, with Sienna Miller, the Olsen Twins, Nicole Ritchie and others regularly stepping out in them.


Nicole Ritchie, Fergie, Adam Brody; Mischa Barton, Sienna Miller and Ashlee Simpson.

Celebrities Wearing Wayfarers

Though remembered by many younger generations as an 80s icon, the Rayban Wayfarer has a much longer history. Since 1952, they’ve been immortalised by the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, through to Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol and Madonna. Risky Business, with Tom Cruise, revived the dying brand in the 1980s.


Iconic scenes from Risky Business and Breakfast at Tiffany’s

More about sunglasses trends

For more about all the sunglasses trends that are taking 2008 by storm, visit our 2008 glasses and sunglasses trends page.

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