Like so many things in fashion, Carrera sunglasses have their roots in sports performance. The brand was founded by in 1956 and inspired by the wild and dangerous Carrera Panamericana car races. Originally embraced by extreme skiers, bikers, and cyclists, they found a natural niche among international style-setters. Often seen on the faces of Steve McQueen and Yoko Ono, today’s stars like Lady Gaga and Rihanna are Carrera fans. You too will fall for the sporty retro aesthetic that draws on looks from the 1960s to the 1980s.