Bold Face: True Story

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Bold Face explores the cult of celebrity and the styles, trends and brands that stars show off in movies, at events and living their daily lives. To be considered for inclusion please contact senior editor, Deirdre Carroll.


In this week’s Bold Face art really does imitate life. In this edition, we feature the stars of three movies that are based on real life stories and the eyewear that helps make each film even more believable...

Tom Hanks stars as Caption Richard Phillips in the action thriller movie, Captain Phillips. The film is a biopic of merchant mariner Captain Richard Phillips, who was taken hostage by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean during the MV Maersk Alabama hijacking in 2009. It was the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years. The film depicts the grueling ordeal that Phillips endured, first on the ship working to protect his crew, and then being taken hostage on a lifeboat. To bring realism to the part Hanks wears the Flexon 610 optical style from Marchon to play Phillips...



The movie Rush, in theaters now, serves as a biography of Austrian Formula 1 champion driver Niki Lauda played by actor Daniel Brühl and the 1976 crash that almost took his life. Just weeks after the accident, Brühl got behind the wheel to challenge his British rival, James Hunt played by Chris Hemsworth. The film portrays the true story of two of the greatest race car rivals the world has ever seen and the Carrera brand from Safilo is prominently featured in the movie. In fact, in 1986 Niki Lauda was featured in a Carrera sunglasses advertising campaign in which he is quoted saying "My Favorite Sunglasses - Carrera." In the movie, Brühl as Lauda wears a pair of Carrera 80 teardrop shaped metal aviator sunglasses, a re-issue of a best-selling Carrera style of that time, and Hunt’s character, played by Hemsworth, wears a pair of teardrop-shaped injection-molded Carrera Speedway sunglasses...



Matthew McConaughey stars as Ron Woodroof in the Jean-Marc Vallée directed drama, Dallas Buyers Club. The film is based on the true-life tale of Woodroof, a homophobic drug addict party boy in Texas who is diagnosed with HIV and is given 30 days to live. To survive, he began smuggled anti-viral medications from all over the world, but still illegal in the U.S. Other AIDS patients sought out his medications forgoing hospitals, doctors, and AZT. With the help of his doctor and a fellow patient, Ron created the Dallas Buyers Club, one of the dozens which would form around the country, providing its paying members with these alternative treatments. The film will be released on Nov. 1 and McConaughey wears the Ray-Ban 3025 aviator sunglasses from Luxottica in the film.


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