When it comes to making a fashion statements, nothing sends a celebrity into a downwards turmoil faster than seeing a fellow star wearing an identical outfit (hello, Geri Halliwell, Jennifer Lopez and that tropical green Versace gown). And with so many starlets rising through the ranks (and designers willing to dress them), how can they style themselves apart from the rat pack?
The answer? Vintage.
Once a musty, moth-eaten no-go, today the wares of yesteryear can provide a goldmine for one-of-a-kind designs and, if chosen correctly, can secure much-desired column inches and best-dressed accolades.
Whilst handbags and glad-rags suit the red carpet, for everyday, it’s all about statement eyewear, especially when shading a star’s peepers from the shining flashbulbs of Hollywood.
The latest A-listers turning back the years is none other than Kim K.
Despite teaming a Victoriana corset with a duvet coat and joggers (we blame Yeezy), it was the honey-coloured rectangle-frame Valentino sunglasses that turned her look from predictable to anything BUT.
With her hair scraped back and the honey palette flattering her all-year glow, these futuristic frames were light years ahead in the design.
Celine CL 41450/S, £236.21
Another star hitting the headlines for her sartorial eyewear choice from bygone years is Hollywood royalty, Catherine Zeta Jones.
A relative newbie to Instagram, Mrs Douglas has been racking up the followers with regular posts featuring treasured eyewear unearthed at local flea markets. From oversized Sixties to rose-tinted square designs, our favourite snap comes in the guise of vintage Dior; featuring barely there silver frames and ombre lenses.
They’re as timeless as the Welsh beauty herself.
Dior £194. 47
When it comes to eyewear, few celebrities wear them as frequently, or with such aplomb as pop icon, Lady Gaga.
Providing a protective veil and immediate style statement, Gaga’s frames swing from retro to futuristic and Lennon-style circular frames to ghetto gold-chained visors. An essential component to her overall image, there’s not a frame shape or colour this songstress can’t rock.
While the Seventies may be lauded for its Studio 54 glitter-ball glamour – how much fun did everyone seem to be having in this decade?
It’s the Escobar frames that have got us wistfully wanting to A) add them to our collection and B) wish we could have been around in its first incarnation. Thankfully, the oversized squared off aviator shape still lives on today, as evidenced on global style blogger Chiara Ferragni.
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