See. And be seen.
Through our sense of sight, our brains process around 80 percent of information from our surroundings. Few other sunglasses guarantee the wearer will “see and be seen”, just as the Aviator 3025 does, regardless of ambient light conditions. Ray-Ban originally designed this model in 1936/37 for the military. Ever since the 1940s, when the world saw a snapshot of General Douglas MacArthur land in the Philippines wearing his aviators, there has been a loyal and growing fan base for this type of protection against the sun. In the 1980s, they finally became an internationally famous accessory: nobody will forget the moment Michael Jackson removed his aviators at the Grammy Awards in 1984 as a sign of respect towards Catherine Hepburn.
After the King of Pop came Val Kilmer and Tom Cruise, sporting the glasses in the 1986 film Top Gun thereby cementing their internationally iconic status. Decades later, the aviators are still the most popular pair of glasses to adorn the faces of international jetsetters, with everyone from Kate Moss to Johnny Depp wearing them.