If there is one, unmistakable fashion statement that can be made with sun glasses, the Ray-Ban Wayfarer is it. Hollywood stars like Audrey Hepburn to Robert Pattinson have worn them. Musicians like Bob Dylan all the way to Taylor Swift have worn them. Artist Andy Warhol wore them and president John F. Kennedy even wore them. The look is the epitome of “cool” and the Wayfarer has enjoyed popularity as the best selling sun glasses of all time for a good deal of the 20th and 21st century. However, there were some dark times.
One interesting fact about the Wayfarer is that during one of the dips in its popularity, it lost so much interest that the entire line was on the verge of being discontinued. What saved one of the most recognizable fashion trends ever? A movie called Risky Business starring a mostly unknown actor, at the time, Tom Cruise.