Shady Ladies: Cinema’s 21 Most Memorable Sunglasses

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As soon as it’s August, fall fashion begins to appear in stores and magazines. But not so fast! After looking at some fabulous swimsuits of French cinema, summery fashion is still on the brain. So, as a companion piece, how about some of our favorite cinematic sunglasses, from foreign films, classics, and everything in between? Prepare for some chic inspiration for August and any other months, really. Sunglasses are always stylish.

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CHUNGKING EXPRESS, Wong Kar-wai (1994)

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ANNIE HALL, Woody Allen (1977)

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LE PETIT SOLDAT, Jean-Luc Godard (1963)

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STRESS-ES TRES-TRES, Carlos Saura (1968)

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THELMA & LOUISE, Ridley Scott (1991)

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CELINE AND JULIE GO BOATING, Jacques Rivette (1974)

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DIARY OF A SUICIDE, Stanislav Stanojevic (1973)

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SUMMERTIME, David Lean (1955)

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CONTEMPT, Jean-Luc Godard (1963)

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LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN, John Stahl (1945)

sailor_et_lula_wild_at_heart_1989_portrait_w858WILD AT HEART, David Lynch (1990)

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EVA, Joseph Losey (1965)

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THE PROFESSIONAL, Luc Besson (1994)

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DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN, Susan Seidelman (1985)

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REALITY BITES, Ben Stiller (1994)

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JACKIE BROWN, Quentin Tarantino (1997)

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LOLITA, Stanley Kubrick (1962)
(She only wears the infamous heart sunglasses in the poster, not in the film itself)