With 2012 coming to a close, it’s time to look back at what has been a monumental year for glasses by highlighting the best glasses moments of 2012.
It was no surprise that some of the best glasses moments of 2012 came directly from the trendsetting hills of Hollywood. From the bold cat eye designs worn by Dakota and Elle Fanning to the classic Retro-Wingtip styles modeled by such starlets as Scarlett Johansson and Kristen Stewart, it’s clear that a strong pair of glasses was the go-to accessory for 2012.
When it comes to the world of sports, opting for a pair of oversized vintage inspired glasses was the ultimate post game attire. Where Dwayne Wade and LeBron James tended to accessorize with thick black Retro-Wingtips, Russell Westbrook stood apart from his NBA glasses wearing teammates by electing a rounder style in a vibrant orange hue.
Undoubtedly a style staple in any fashion addict’s wardrobe, glasses have also made headway in the realm of technological advancements this year. One of the best glasses moments of 2012 was Project Glass, Google’s research and development program to develop an augmented reality head-mounted display known as Google Glass. Google Glass was also quickly embraced by the fashion world as models walked the runway each outfitted with a pair during Diane von Furstenburg’s New York Fashion Week show.
With the runway acting as the birthplace for hot new trends, it was no surprise that a unique pair of glasses was the must have accessory for 2012. Top fashion houses such as Givenchy and Marc by Marc Jacobs showcased purposeful glasses designs throughout their Fall/Winter 2012 runway shows. Supermodel Karlie Kloss also showed off her personal glasses style by accessorizing with a pair of tortoiseshell frames that featured a slight cat eye when attending the CFDA Awards.
From music to television to the big screen, the world of entertainment also played host to some of the best glasses moments of 2012. With Skyfall’s record-breaking success, fashion influencers quickly picked up on Q’s intellectually chosen two-toned glasses style. Musical artists such as Alicia Keys, Flo Rida and Skylar Grey also paid tribute to glasses wearers by showcasing their own personal glasses style throughout their most recent music videos.
From powerful technological advancements to unforgettable fashion trends, 2012 was an influential year for the ultimate fashion accessory, glasses.