Celebrating Women’s History Month: Iconic Women Who Wore Glasses

Celebrating Women's History Month: Iconic Women Who Wore Glasses

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As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it’s essential to recognize the remarkable contributions of women throughout history. From breaking barriers in science and literature to advocating for equality and justice, women have played pivotal roles in shaping our world. In honor of Women’s History Month, let’s shine a spotlight on some iconic women who not only made history but also wore glasses with grace and style. And at Zenni, we’re proud to honor these trailblazing women who have left an indelible mark on history while embracing their unique sense of style through their eyewear choices.

Rosa Parks (1913-2005)

Celebrating Women's History Month: Iconic Women Who Wore Glasses

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Rosa Parks, the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement,” possessed a quiet strength and resilience that was evident in every aspect of her life, including her choice of eyewear. Often photographed wearing her glasses, Parks’s spectacles symbolized not only her clear vision but also her unwavering commitment to justice and equality. Through her iconic act of resistance, Parks continues to inspire people around the world to stand up against injustice and fight for a more equitable society. Shop a similar pair of round frames from our Zenni X Cynthia Rowley collection, a Zenni collaboration with another iconic woman who we celebrate!

Jackie Kennedy (1929-1994)

Celebrating Women's History Month: Iconic Women Who Wore Glasses

Jackie Kennedy captivated the world with her elegance, poise, and impeccable sense of style as the First Lady of the United States. Known for her sophisticated fashion choices and timeless glamour, Jackie Kennedy often accessorized her chic ensembles with stylish glasses, adding a touch of intellectual flair to her iconic look. Her influential fashion sense continues to inspire fashion enthusiasts and eyewear aficionados alike, making her a timeless symbol of grace and sophistication. Shop a similar iconic round frame from Zenni from the Iris Apfel X Zenni collection.

Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993)

Celebrating Women's History Month: Iconic Women Who Wore Glasses

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Audrey Hepburn, an iconic actress and humanitarian, captivated audiences with her grace, elegance, and timeless beauty. Beyond her dazzling performances on the silver screen, Hepburn was known for her philanthropic work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, advocating for children’s rights and humanitarian causes. Her classic films such as “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “Roman Holiday” solidified her status as a cultural icon. Hepburn’s signature style, including her chic attire and iconic cat-eye glasses, continues to influence fashion trends and inspire countless admirers worldwide. Shop a similar pair of black cat-eye glasses at Zenni.

Iris Apfel (1921-2024)

Celebrating Women's History Month: Iconic Women Who Wore Glasses

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Renowned for her bold and eclectic style, Iris Apfel is an iconic figure in the world of fashion and design. With her oversized glasses, layers of vibrant jewelry, and daring fashion choices, Apfel has become a symbol of individuality and self-expression. Beyond her distinctive personal style, she is celebrated for her keen eye for design and her influential work as an interior designer and fashion icon. Iris Apfel’s impact on the fashion industry extended to eyewear as well, as she collaborated with Zenni to create a collection of glasses that embody her unique aesthetic and philosophy of embracing one’s true self through fashion. Explore the Iris Apfel x Zenni collection.

These remarkable women exemplify the spirit of resilience, creativity, and determination that defines Women’s History Month. As we honor their legacies, let’s also celebrate the countless women around the world who continue to inspire, empower, and lead with courage and grace. At Zenni, we salute these trailblazing women and remain committed to supporting and uplifting women in all their endeavors. Happy Women’s History Month!

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Alyssa Buchanan

Dr. Alyssa Buchanan is an optometrist based in Lubbock, Texas. She received her doctorate from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California, and has practiced in various settings including Fort Cavazos where she provided eye care for deploying soldiers. Dr. Buchanan has since received her Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration and continues to strive to provide top-notch eyecare and make a meaningful impact in the eyecare industry.