Feb 15, 2011

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Popstars Light Up the Grammys in Eyewear

Go big or go home seemed to be the theme at last night’s 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. Whether it was Lady Gaga’s bizarre arrival in a plastic egg, Cee Lo’s outrageous bird costume or Katy Perry’s sky-high swing performance, the stars went full throttle on music industry’s biggest night.

Besides killer performances, heartfelt acceptance speeches and emotional tributes, the evening was bursting with fashion. Though there certainly was a wide variety of attire, one thing was for sure—eyewear was the night’s must-wear accessory.

In case you missed it, here’s a rundown of the hottest trends:

Some of our favorite faces sported the quintessential aviator in a slew of fabulous shapes. John Mayer went for a clean, yet, sultry look with his shades while Marc Anthony, who presented the Record of the Year award with his bombshell wife, went for dark and mysterious.

Marc Anthony, John Mayer, Elvis Costello, K-Real Cynjae, Barry Manilo and Damian Lewis (Photos via Wireimage)

Blacked out lenses were also a smash hit on plenty of popstars. La Roux’s vocalist Elly Jackson, who took home the Grammy for Best Electronic/Dance Album, channeled John Lennon round frames and Lady Gaga repped this trend in oversized cat-eyes while accepting her Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album.

Bruno Mars, Elly Jackson, Lady Gaga, Seal, Lil Wayne and Neal Schon (Photos via Wireimage)

Sexy gradient lenses in smoky amber, rose and copper tints were a huge hit among rockers, rappers and R&B stars alike. The irresistible trend found itself on Usher, who took home two Grammy awards, Motley Crue’s bad boy Nikki Sixx, P Diddy, John Legend and LL Cool J, just to name a few.

Usher, Swizz Beatz, LL Cool J, John Legend, P Diddy and Nikki Six (Photos via Wireimage)

Geek chic also had its time in the spotlight. B.o.B tore up the stage in a snazzy pair of specs with a bold browline. Kings of Leon member Nathan Followill donned retro round, black glasses with a keyhole bridge as he joined his fellow band mates to present Best Country Album.

Seth Rogen, Chamillionaire, Raphael Saadiq, Philip Lawrence, B.o.B. and Nathan Followill (Photos via Wireimage)

Shields stole the show both onstage and in the audience. Usher and his teen protégé Justin Bieber danced the crowd into a frenzy during their highly anticipated performance, both wearing futuristic styles. Black Eyed Peas front man will.i.am. chilled out in a gold-rimmed pair with colored lenses.

will.i.am, Usher, Justin Bieber, Lenny Kravitz, B.o.B. and Donnie Wahlberg

  1. sian barton says:

    Please can you tell me what the sunglasses are which Lenny Kravitz is wearing to the Grammies 2011

  2. please can anyone tell me what glasses are which Philip Lawrence is wearing?

  3. aikosoriano says:

    can you tell me what sunglasses puff daddy’s wearing

  4. Love looking at all these Grammy sunglass looks! I love the sunglasses the stars got to try on in the gift lounge: http://www.sunglasswarehouse.com/blog/grammy-gifts-celeb-sunglasses/

  5. Those gradient lenses on Usher really looks like it was made for him and him alone.

  6. Appears that just about every type of sunglasses and frames are in fashion according to what these cool cats are wearing

  7. Barry Manilo is one of the few wearing lightly tinted lenses. I think it best when you can see something of the eyes. But even so it took moment to recognize him.

  8. Michael Stevens says:

    From everybody I like the most Bruno Mars’s glasses. It shows very good style.

  9. Ryon Dijkhoff says:

    I like the glasses that Philip Lawrence is wearing, does anyone know which brand it is. I would like to have them! Thank you in advance for your reply.

  10. I like will.i.am glasses. I need to get myself a pair of those.

  11. My fave has to be Johnny depp’s various choices. generally simple yet sophisticated. hmm its interesting that now , looking back after a year, i am trying to train my own eyes by picking out small changes in fashion details. kudos to this blog for pointing out little details clearly : )

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