General Douglas MacArthur, a well known Commander from WWII was the original trend setter. After he was seen sporting these in several iconic war photos, sales for Ray Ban aviators sky rocketed.
We all remember Elvis at different points throughout his fame, but the wildest would certainly be the bejewled jumpsuit and gold aviator sunglasses wearing Elvis. Imitators everywhere find their own version of this look and try to rock like Elvis.
The popular TV show M*A*S*H* brought a humorous look into the lives of military men. Keeping true to military style, the aviator sunglasses, which were once a military issued pair of sunglasses made appearances throughout the series.
King of Pop Michael Jackson often wore aviators, and as we all know, was also known as the king of crazy but killer style.
Tom Cruise in Top Gun. This movie put aviators back on the map as a style staple. Mostly because everyone wanted to be like Maverick.
Eddie Murphy may have played a humorous role in Beverly Hills Cop, but definitely looks like the real deal when he wears his gold aviator sunglasses.
Longtime style starter Carrie Bradshaw (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) donned these mirrored aviators in the movie Sex and the City 2. She wore the specs in one of the most important scenes in the movie and these glasses stole the scene.
The Hangover was another one of this decades most popular movies. Who could forget the scene where Phil calls Doug’s fiance on her wedding day to tell her they lost Doug? These glasses are as classic as the humor in this movie.
Beyonce puts an interesting twist on the male-female roles in her music video for “If I Were a Boy.” And what role as a law enforcement officer would be complete without the signature aviator sunglasses?
Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button takes an ageless classic like the aviator look cool and easy. Further proof that the aviator style sunglasses were great back then and perfect now.
David Beckham looks great in just about everything and he’s just another modern celebrity bringing more popularity to this iconic style.
Add Kim Kardashian to the list of celebrity aviator styles. You’ll notice that the aviator sunglasses are flattering for all face shapes, which adds to their popularity.
Paris Hilton’s style has influenced many, the good, the bad and the ugly! But these plastic gold aviator sunglasses, similar to Elvis’ famed sunglasses style, are more mainstream than most of her fashion choices.
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