With glasses, our eyes are highlighted, not hidden, as the eyeglass frames create an outline and allure for those voyeurs who may be tempted to take a second glance at the most intimate part of the face. This is why eyeglasses have deep-rooted meaning that surpasses its utilitarian value in Western society -- simultaneously the geek and the temptress.
Fashion has embraced this duplicitous meaning as it loves those things that are up for interpretation. Here are some of my favorite images of eyeglasses and their transformative power:
the always chic Ashley Olsen
Johnny Depp: wearing Cutler and Gross glasses model 0899
me: wearing men's vintage frames. eBay golden find.