Sunglasses are an integral part of Italian fashion, since the 50s, with icons like Peggy Guggenheim, Elsa Peretti and Dame Edna wearing the most iconic pieces of eyewear, butterfly shaped with pink colored lenses combined with swimwear and elegant sets. The spring collection from Dolce & Gabbana for 2016 included striking sunglasses with Baroque style, which referred to the aesthetics of a bygone era. "Perception is everything" according to designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, who are mainly influenced by Italian culture when designing their contemporary optics. We present to you 17 icons of timeless elegance symbols in eyewear.

 

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 Peggy Guggenheim,  1953,

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Shirley Lorimer,  1953.

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 Gianna Maria Canale shooting ''Donne Sole'', 1955.

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 Peggy Guggenheim,  1964.

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 Sophia Loren, 1965.

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 Marianne Faithfull and Alain Delon,  1967.

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Melina Mercouri, 1968.

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 Eliott Gould & Barbra Streisand, 1968.

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 Janis Joplin, 1968.

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Jane Fonda,  1962.

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Nana Mouskouri in the 70ies.

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Angela Davis,1975.

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 Gloria Steinem,1972.

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 Monica Vitti,  1974.

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 Elsa Peretti in the seventies.

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Carrie Donovan & Halston,  1975.

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Dame Edna Everage,  1987.

Source: vogue.com

By George Anagnostou

 

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