Is there anyone that doesnâ€™t know the designer name of Ray-Ban? This iconic company may have started out in 1937 by Bausch & Lomb, but when it was sold to Luxottica Group in Italy, it was catapulted into the focus of more than just sun glasses. Everything Italian has to do with fashion, and the Ray-Ban company soon blended the science of the perfect pair of sunglasses into the must have look. The first celebrities to don the Ray-Ban sunglasses were Marilyn Monroe and Kim Novak in the 1950â€™s. The science of eye protection included the polarization process and also launched the Aviator line of sunglasses. Today, everyone is wearing Ray-Ban accessories, including Beyonce, Kate Moss, Cheryl Cole, Miley Cyrus, Ashley Tisdale, Megan Fox, Nicole Richie, Kate Bosworth, Victoria Beckham, Vanessa Hudgens and Kourtney Kardashian (to name a few).