Eleanor Roosevelt, Dave Brubeck (musician), Alber Elbaz, Iris Apfel (style icon), Iris and Carl Apfel, Irving Paul "Swifty" Lazar (Hollywood mogul).
I am really excited about this post... it is such a varied and interesting group of people brought together by their stylish eyewear, all so distinct and accomplished. Forget worshipping the latest Jak & Jil 'icon' for their flashy materialistic acroutments... these people are the real deal, the real icons. Achieving even just one tenth of what most of the people here achieved (while wearing stylish eyewear) would be an impressive feat, and that is what we should be aspiring to, not merely to owning the latest Proenza bag or Balmain boots.
I love heavy-rimmed glasses, with thick plastic frames. I just find eyewear so exciting, and anyone who dares to wear bold glasses immediately gets my attention... excluding, that is, all the pretenders who parade around in crappy Urban Outfitters and Topshop cheapo, poser glasses, but I can distinguish Cutler & Gross, Moscot, Oliver Peoples, Dita, Lanvin... from $15 made-in-China, non-prescription rubbish from a mile away.
The two pairs which I have are the Theroux frame by Moscot Originals (top) and a Lanvin pair which I bought in Paris (bottom). I'm not going to post a picture of myself wearing glasses because, set against all the amazing people above, it would just be an embarrassement.
The next pair which I am planning to get is, oddly enough, Dolce & Gabbana (with no external logos):
Are there any glasses wearers I've missed who should be here?