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Let it snow: iconic eyewear to go with your winter wardrobe

By Betty Bachz
Audrey Hepburn

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At long last, snow days are here. Whether you are hitting the slopes or the après-ski sunbathing scene, it’s time to don your best movie-star inspired eyewear

Throughout the last century, there have been some major societal shifts that have brought about seismic changes to the way we dress. Nevertheless, our conception of fashionable ski-attire has more or less stayed the same for the past 60 years. We still look to Audrey Hepburn in Charade (1963) for ultimate ski-style. Slim Aarons’ images of the jet set vacationing in Verbier, Courchevel and Aspen in the 1960s are just as relevant today as then.

And if the image of Brigitte Bardot in statement mod sunglasses is not enough to convince you to amp up your winter glamour, turn to the AW21 runway for inspiration. Miu Miu gave us nostalgic mountain style set against the dreamy backdrop of Cortina d’Ampezzo, in the Dolomites (a mountain resort that attracted the likes of Sophia Loren), where 70s-inspired paste frames popped out of knitted balaclavas and bubble-gum coloured ski suits. Meanwhile at Moncler 2 1952, retro-futuristic ski goggles were paired with puffer coats in 1950s silhouettes.

With the resurgence of retro-inspired design, Vogue Scandinavia takes a closer look at the evolution of après-ski eyewear through the iconic moments that have shaped our winter wardrobes. Here is our edit of eight vintage eyewear styles and where to shop their modern counterparts.