Ever since the first time I watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s, I was in love! Audrey Hepburn created an eternal character as Holly Golightly, fawned over decades later. Despite Holly Golightly’s faulty priorities and lifestyle, Audrey Hepburn glamorized the character in a way that exuded class and sensuality.
- Deleniti Atgu
the iconic opening scene
The image of Holly Golightly standing in front of Tiffany’s will be forever ingrained in the mind of viewers. Most memorable for myself are the Breakfast at Tiffany’s sunglasses that give just as good of an illusion of timeless class and elegance as Audrey Hepburn herself. As my infatuation with these Audrey Hepburn sunglasses grew, I realized I had to find a pair for myself!
“What a costume designer does is a cross between magic and camouflage. We create the illusion of changing the actors into what they are not. We ask the public to believe that every time they see a performer on the screen he's become a different person.”
- Edith Head
Ray-Ban’s Wayfarers were of similar design as the Holly Golightly sunglasses and thus fawned after as replicas. Though similar and definitely a classic, they seem to be unisex and are lacking the feminine qualities of the original Audrey Hepburn sunglasses.Get the Wayfarers here!
The Zooey Sunglasses done by Oliver Peoples come with a cute parody of Breakfast at Tiffany’s starring Zooey Deschanel. As entertaining as the short film is and as much as I like the sunglasses, they are entirely missing the thick frame and specific shape that is so distinct in the Breakfast at Tiffany’s sunglasses, not to mention the fact that the Breakfast at Tiffany’s sunglasses are actually a dark tortoise, not black as many are mistaken to believe.Get the Zooey Sunglasses here!
Oliver Goldsmith’s Manhattan Sunglasses are a great replica of the Holly Golightly Sunglasses! Very much intended to be one and the same, the company comes close but I would still not venture to call these anything more than a replica. They do come in a variety of frame colors, but none match the Breakfast at Tiffany’s sunglasses precisely and the frame shape is not as exaggerated as the original. While not identical, I do love these!Get the Manhattan Sunglasses here!
The newest of the Audrey Hepburn sunglass replicas is Island Company’s Holiday Golightly Sunglasses. As obsessive as I am over the originals, I was definitely skeptical; however, these sunglasses have stayed true to every aspect of the originals, from the color to the shape and thickness. I also like their island themed version of the opening scene of Breakfast at Tiffany’s!Get the Holiday Golightly Sunglasses here!