Everyone knows the red carpet is the place for glamour, gowns and bold fashion choices. If you’re a celebrity, red carpet appearances come with the territory, and unfortunately that also means having 100+ cameras flashing in your face at any given time.
Exercise your diva status and include the ultimate celebrity accessory: red carpet shades.
Whether the event is indoors or outdoors, chic eyewear is becoming a must have on certain red carpets.
At music awards and fashion shows, hidden eyes is almost a given, but this look is slowly creeping into even the most glamorous events such as the Cannes Film Festival, the Oscars, and the Tony Awards.
Lets take a look at past and present red carpet moments where the looks and shades have stolen the limelight.
Marilyn Manson: MTV VMA Awards 1998
Marilyn Manson and Rose McGowan have been known to play with a little controversy here and there.
When they became a couple in 1998, their combined looks at the MTV VMA Awards was so shocking it almost wasn’t a surprise.
Rose’s dress has been hailed ‘the most iconic red carpet dress’ by several different publications with Marilyn Manson’s look not far behind.
Proving the fashion circle of life, Manson’s glasses wouldn’t look out of place in a 2017 Gucci or Dolce & Gabbana campaign.
And come to think of it, the suit would probably fit in too.
Dolce & Gabbana, £173.66
Migos: BET Awards 2017
Proving three is the magic number, new kids on the music (and fashion) scene Migos, are always looking fashion forward and fun.
Recent collaborations with the likes of Katy Perry have further catapulted them into the mainstream music spotlight, even after enjoying considerable success on their own.
Their unique and individual sense of style has also helped put them on the map.
Rarely seen without an assortment of luxury accessories, think chains, grills and of course, killer eyewear.
Anna Wintour: Tony Awards 2017
Dame Anna Wintour is rarely seen without her trademark Chanel sunglasses firmly cemented under her classic bob, and red carpets are no exception.
When you are fashion royalty like Wintour, you can even wear them to the Oscars, or your own Damehood Ceremony – behind the scenes at least.
On the 2017 Tony Awards red carpet Anna wore a dress by Maison Margeila and of course her favourite frames.
Susan Sarandon: Cannes Film Festival 2017
The Cannes Film Festival is known for elegant fashions almost as much as the films and awards they present.
Susan Sarandon is the effortless picture of elegance, something she has served throughout her entire career and continues to serve us to this day.
When you’re this high in the style stakes, sometimes it can be hard to top your own look.
Why not do what Susan did, and add a pair of feline cat-eye sunglasses to add even more class to an already stunning Alberta Ferretti gown.
Rihanna: Cannes Film Festival 2017
Rihanna may be the only person in the world who can pull off a red carpet wedding dress and sci-fi shades, whilst literally dripping in ‘Rihanna Loves Chopard’ diamonds.
But somehow it works, and it works well.
Lea Delaria: OITNB Premiere 2017
Actor and comedian Lea Delaria threw some style shade(s?) – pun intended – at the Orange is the New Black Season 5 premiere.
Lea wore a sharp checked suit with a contrasting polka dot shirt, topped off with mirrored John Lennon style sunglasses as she walked the red carpet with her co stars.
Proving you don’t have to be fashion or music royalty to rock a seriously cool red carpet look,
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