Building Character In One Easy Step

November 12, 2008 | By Bridget Burns | Entertainment

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Singer Alicia Keys visits “Late Show with David Letterman” at the Ed Sullivan Theater on November 11th embracing geek chic in a pair of bold black frames and a minimalist palette.  Nerds have been having their revenge on the fashion world for the past few years.  Glasses have begged to be seen in thicker and darker shapes.  Kanye West has embraced dork more fully than most celebrities.  You can expect to see spectacles on quirky actors such as Chloe Sevigny or Alan Cummings, but when swans such as Keys or Rose McGowan embrace a heavy frame we know the style is as mainstream as ever.  In a world where we root for Ugly Betty and recover from the wrath of gluttony, we seek modesty and substance.  Glasses create the guise of intelligence and groundedness with a simple push of the finger.  See other four-eyed celebrities here.

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