Bold Face: Period Pieces

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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.


Sometimes the best stories are ones that have already been told. In this edition of Bold Face, we feature three celebrities in fabulous frames that make revisiting the past through their work a real pleasure...

Based on a true story, The Monuments Men, in theaters now, is a World War II action drama, in which a group of art experts go to Europe under the guise of soldiers to find and retrieve art stolen by the Nazis. The German army plans to destroy everything as the Reich falls, leaving “The Monuments Men” in a race against time to save 1000 years of culture. Matt Damon stars in the film as Lt. James Granger, based upon the real life James Rorimer, an American museum curator and former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, who served in the U.S. Army's Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section (a.k.a. the "Monuments Men”). Damon wears the G-Star GS2605 ophthalmic frames from Marchon...


There are probably very few people in the U.S. who don’t at least know about Mad Men, the television period drama series that follows “ad men” in the 1960’s. The seventh and final season begins on Sunday, April 13 on AMC, and January Jones is back as Betty Draper (now Francis), main character Don Draper's ex-wife and mother of their three children, Sally, Bobby, and Eugene Scott. Now married to Henry Francis, she and the children live with her new husband in Rye, N.Y. Fans won’t fully know the outcome of all the characters until the second part of season 7 airs in 2015; until then here is a picture of the stunning Jones wearing the new Fendi sunglass style FF 0025/S from Safilo… 


Michael Fassbender is no stranger to period pieces. His long resume includes films like 300, Jane Eyre, A Dangerous Method, Inglourious Basterds and of course 12 Years a Slave, which earned the 36-year-old actor an Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role. This year he reprises his role as a young Magneto in X-Men: Days of Future Past. In the movie the X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants. Fassbender is wearing Tom Ford Lennon (FT288) sunglasses from Marcolin in LAX shortly after his Oscar loss.