19 Pairs Crazy 1980s Sunglasses

What What do you think of when you think of the '80s? Beverly Hills Cop, synthed-out pop music, MTV actually being Music Television, and glaring neon colours, right? Right, with one addition: shades. Insanely over designed lunatic sunglasses! Here comes a highly relevant collection of the craziest ones.


French singer and fashion model Amanda Lear wearing streamlined amber sunglasses on stage.

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American middleweight boxer Marvin Hagler in his crazy smoky gradient eyewear.

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British pop singer Boy George in shutter shades.

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British actress Su Pollard looking colourful at the Children of Courage Awards.

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Slayer! And Kerry King!

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English journalist and television executive Janet Street-Porter with boyfriend Tony James, of pop group Sigue Sigue Sputnik, at a party on a Thames riverboat in London.

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Just another ordinary high contrast outfit from 1984.

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Sports fans wear Olympic Rings sunglasses during the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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Referees at during the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sevens.

Photo: Russell Cheyne/Allsport/Getty Images


Mike Tyson. I do not dare to comment on this photo because Mike Tyson could still kick my arse.

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Singer Peggy Lee smiles after announcing that she plans to sue the Walt Disney studio for $US25 million.

Photo: Richard Drew/AP


Cool Brooklyn kids stock photo.

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Robot sunglasses for kids.


Vintage '80s new wave sunglasses, robot wraparound slit made by Sea & Ski.

Photo: OrbitingDebris


Alain Mikli's '1000 Swarowski Strass Mask' worn by Dalida.

Photo: mikli.com


More Alain Mikli craziness: 'Clé De Sol' for Claude Montana worn by Andy Warhol.

Photo: mikli.com


Alain Miklitarian made these high-end handmade sunglasses.

Photo: mikli.com


It wouldn't be an '80s sunglasses story without Elton John (Another Miklitarian design).

Photo: mikli.com


Top picture: Shutterstock/FXQuadro/Shuttertock

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