Eyewear and Trends: Frames and Sunwear Trends


Risky Business

Fashion Editor Gloria Nicola
Photographed by
Nedjeljko Matura

Clockwise from top: The ORIGINAL Ray-Ban Wayfarer by Bausch & Lomb; RAY-BAN 2113, black plastic with polarized lenses, from Luxottica Group • Circle No. 229; CHAMPION 290, tortoise-color plastic, from B. Robinson Optical • Circle No. 232; PAUL SMITH 236, black plastic, from Oliver Peoples • Circle No. 231; DONNA KARAN 9602S, dark gray titanium style with black plastic temples, from Marchon Eyewear • Circle No. 230; BOSS BY HUGO BOSS 5745, brown plastic, from CXD/Charmant Exclusive Division • Circle No. 228
Born in 1952, the Ray-Ban Wayfarer came back to life in a big way when Tom Cruise donned it in the 1983 film “Risky Business.” Since then it has spawned countless generations including the current  Wayfarer, available in two sizes—large and small—and updated with polarized lenses, and innumerable interpretations from optical designers everywhere. There’s nothing risky about the Wayfarer. It means business—Big Business. Sometimes you just have to say “What the luck.”