2008 was the end of soft and pretty. Edginess is going forever mainstream in 2009. And what shows an edge more than bold and beautiful designer eyeglasses?
Simon Chilvers considers the comeback of glasses in this 2009 article from the Guardian:
With the overload of pretty celebrities in 2009, the power of glasses to cut through the chaff is even greater. Alexa Chung, whose look revolves around an offbeat boyishness rather than high-octane glamour, is the ideal pin-up for the specs revival. Actor Jaime Winstone was clearly gunning for extra cool points when she chose to rock a hefty tortoiseshell pair recently. Hip-hop royalty are getting stuck in too. Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Jay-Z have all been swapping statement pap-proof shades for quirky nerd-like specs instead. Meanwhile, at a cinema near you, Gus Van Sant’s Milk, set in the 70s, features Cleve Jones, a young gay activist (played by Emile Hirsch) whose square specs fit brilliantly with this current revival.
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