Would you pay thousands of dollars for a pair of sunglasses? Almost, most people will not. But for many celebrities, that’s not a problem. After all, expensive shades can make your favourite stars look more glamorous and certainly add to their sex appeal. This has transformed a lot of stars into celebrity characters.
Take Brad Pitt for instance. The handsome star of Troy, Mr. & Mrs Smith and Ocean’s 11, reportedly delights in designer sunglasses that are said to be worth more than his stylish clothes and fashion accessories. Like Kate Hudson and Lindsay Lohan, one of Pitt’s picks in shades is Moss Lipow which costs thousands of dollars.
The brand is named after the New York artist who is known for his eccentric designs which run as high as $ 3,800 as in the case of his ostrich and alligator leather framed sunglasses. Still, that’s nothing compared to Dolce and Gabbana’s DG2027B. The gold-framed sunglasses boasts a logo made of diamonds with a price tag of a whopping $ 383,609! I would not have surprised if Angelina Jolie wears them one of these days.
Georgia Rule star, Lindsay Lohan, has been a favourite of tabloids due to her erratic and wild behaviour, her numerous boyfriends and her stays in rehab. But she certainly has taste when it comes to eyewear. One of her prized possessions is a $ 30,000 pair of sunglasses from Nefarious called Auric. These were worn on the Nefarious Fine Jewelry holiday party in December 2006. The shades are in 18-karat gold and covered with diamonds. Not bad considering the string of flops Lohan has starred in recently.
Rap artist Jay-Z who has sold millions of albums, sports a pair of Louis Vuitton Millionaire sunglasses that cost $ 1,500. It has two rows of gold and mini-Louis Vuitton logos that run across them. The shades were inspired by the movie Scarface. Not unexpectedly, the reigning rapper’s sense of style is shared by fellow performers Kanye West and Rhianna.
Other popular celebrity sunglasses include Ray-Ban, Oakley, Dior, Gucci, Oliver Peoples and Tom Ford. Of course, as I stated earlier in this article, looking like a celebrity can cost you a lot. Thankfully, you can get lots of celebrity sunglasses at better prices without spending a fortune. The Internet is full of sites that carry these popular brands at great prices. That means you can still look like a celebrity and feel like a million bucks without draining your wallet.