Alec Baldwin's huge 'Prelude to a Kiss' glasses: Are they making a comeback?
I knew big round glasses were back, but man, they are eh-heverywhere. I see them on the street (though I’m asking for it, I guess; I live in Brooklyn), I see them on fashion blogs, but now I finally know the strangest place of all: On Alec Baldwin’s face in the movie Prelude to a Kiss. (Which was one of the “new movies” that cycled through on Hulu the other day, which is how I wound up watching. It’s awful — stay away.)
What in the world? I don’t remember 1992 being that strange at all. Alec Baldwin as neurotic doof was a tough enough pill to swallow, but with these massive specs, it’s a whole other level of head-scratching.
But the lovely Baldwin visage is hardly the first face to support such epic frames. The other two that spring to mind….
The aptly named Ira Glass, and Sheryl Lee as Maddy Ferguson on Twin Peaks.
Okay, PopWatchers, am I the only one who’s seeing the similarities here? Are you ready for the big-glasses revival that’s apparently underway, or should this look stay where it is, in relics from the early ’90s?