Eyeglasses Make a Striking Accessory at the Oscars
Lupita Nyong'o and Meryl Streep donned chic specs, while Daniel Kaluuya and Dave Chappelle hit the carpet in Ray-Bans.
Perhaps it was last year’s best picture Oscar snafu that made presenters and stars want to steer clear of possible oversight by wearing their glasses as a serious (and practical) fashion statement on Sunday night?
Some celebs sported minimal, barely-there optical frames that you know they definitely needed in order to see the teleprompter or read the little card inside that envelope. Most notable: Meryl Streep, whose metal cat-eye frames are from the Oliver Peoples x Alain Mikli collaboration, and Laura Dern in Garrett Leight’s matte brown tortoise style that though casual (Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid are huge fans of Leight’s lenses for their off-duty look) seemed perfectly right with her white Calvin Klein by Appointment dress.
Lupita Nyongo’s two-toned large cat-eye optical frames by Andy Wolf echoed her two-tone, black-and-gold sequin Versace gown and woke up the Twitter page dedicated solely to her eyewear.
The Twitter page, @Lupitasglasses, had been dormant since 2016, but on Sunday night came back to life with several pictures and exuberant captions focused on the Oscar winner’s frames. One of the images reads, “Lasik is shook. Lupita’s glasses are BACK. #oscars.”
Best actor winner Gary Oldman and best original screenplay winner Jordan Peele both donned thick, statement-making optical frames that punctuated their dapper looks.
Dave Chappelle and Daniel Kaluuya, in classic Ray-Ban Wayfarers, channeled a cool '60s vibe with their oversized shades.
During the ceremony, the Twitter-sphere went gaga for glasses in general, calling out the increased presence of the accessory at the awards show and expressing the desire for more of it.
Maybe glasses make megawatt celebrities feel more real? Because let's face it, despite the outer beauty and Oscar accolades, nobody's perfect.