More 80's Nostalgia: Wayfarers Make a Comeback

11/15/2006 at 03:00 PM ET

Like all things Eighties — leotards, t-shirts, haircuts — the iconic Ray Ban Wayfarers are back. C’mon, you remember them on a young Tom Cruise in Risky Business, don’t you? As shot by legendary rock photographer Mick Rock, the glasses get a modern spin on contemporary rockers like Brandon Flowers of the Killers. And don’t be surprised if you see Mischa Barton and Molly Sims in the iconic glasses sometime soon — they are just a couple of the stars expected at tonight’s launch party in NYC. If you can’t wait for the new frames to hit the market in January, pick up the classics on sale now.

Looking for more accessories? Check out all of our picks in Off the Rack.

Photo: Courtesy of Mick Rock

FILED UNDER: Accessories , Music Style

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Allison T. on

Ah . . . Ray Ban Wayfarers, Tom Cruise in the days before he insulted Brooke Shields . . . I’m awash in nostalgia. On the other hand, I’m totally into cool accessories so I can’t wait to check out all of the picks on Off the Rack—that’s always such a fun activity!

AnnieM on

Wayfarers will always be in style for me.

jeansjeansjeans on

This is a question that isn’t related to this topic…but I was wondering how you can tell what brand a pair of jeans are based on the pocket design. I LOVED the pair of jeans that Brittany Snow wore on the beach scene in John Tucker Must Die – but I have no idea what brand they are!!!! Please help!

Brenda G. on

Of all the accessories that are a must, sunglasses are the tops. Glad Ray Bans are back in—they’re not only cool looking but light-weight and comfortable as well. A real classic!

Tiffany on

Does this mean I can bust out my hot pink Wayfarer sunglasses? I am so glad I never throw away stuff.

Chloee on

It’s strange, but nice! I think my grandmother wear the same glass!

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