Flickering in the lenses of the baroque inspired Prada sunglasses 1960s classic, La Dolce Vita plays out. In the dim lights and hush of the cinema Marcello a young journalist is bewitched by star Sylvia. Rome's hot debauchery and decadency is captured in the flamboyance of Muiccia Prada's SS11 design.
South Pacific star Mitzi Gaynor stands soaping her hair and singing in the rims of the acid yellow Cutler and Gross glasses. Island life with it's backdrop of sun bleached brights and palm trees suits the pop of colour and a brand who take inspiration from the big screen.
Cut to Versace's pair where Donatella's finesse for fierceness and uncompromising sex appeal holds the dangerous, brooding and equally sexy Sin City.
Wether the sun shines or not sunglasses are the darlings of Hollywood. Oversized, dark and terribly cool they add mystery and film star status for all.