Whether you’re into ’80s rock, musical theatre or fabulous style, Sir Elton John biopic Rocketman has taken Hollywood by storm. Fronted by Kingsman actor, Taron Egerton, the recently-released film has shone a spotlight on the bedazzled history of the ’70s pop and rock artist. While some aspects of the biopic have proved to be controversial, one thing we can all agree on is the fabulously captivating costuming.

Chronicled within the film, while John had overwhelming talent, it was his impeccable and flamboyant style that thrust the artist into international stardom. Sitting beside hits such as ‘Tiny Dancer’ and ‘Your Song’ was his signature look – sunglasses.

Ever since bursting onto the scene during the ’60s, the artist was always donning sunglasses. It started with the classic wire frame, then quickly progressed to acetate styles, coloured lenses and soon enough, diamontes and crystals were covered in just about every look he wore.

Now, the 72-year-old is a close collaborator with Gucci’s Alessandro Michele and it shows. As the saying goes, what goes around comes around, and with that, ’70s style is having a re-run and suddenly the ‘Rocketman’ artist is our style muse. Scroll below for the evolution of Sir Elton John’s sunglasses and how to get the look yourself.

wire frames

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clear lenses

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