The Scoop on Kanye West's Funky Sunglasses

07/05/2007 at 12:30 PM ET


Remember those amazing ’80s sunglasses that somehow had lines but no lens? Well, apparently so did Kanye West. While getting ready to film the video for his new single “Stronger,” the hip-hop star approached famed glasses maker Alain Mikli with a framed photo of sunglasses we wanted to emulate. And the result? White plastic glasses with no lens that were featured prominently in the video and in Kanye’s performance at Sunday’s Concert for Diana — even the Princes had to take a closer look at them. Sophie Raubiet, General Manager for Alain Mikli boutiques tells PEOPLE, “this collaboration was such a positive experience for both Alain Mikli and Kanye West. It’s officially marked the beginning of future partnerships they are looking to do together.” We can’t wait to see what they come up with next!

FILED UNDER: Accessories , Guy Style
Add A Comment

Got something to add to this post? Fill out the fields below to make a comment, ask a question or share a tip. We'd love to hear from you.

Note: If this is your first time commenting on Style News Now, your comment will need to be approved by our moderator before it will appear. Thanks for your patience, and check back again soon.

Showing 52 comments

Tyana on

In a weird way I think thoses shades are hot. Kanye has style so h plays them off well

Tyana on

In a weird way I think thoses shades are hot. Kanye has style so he plays them off well

Lil on


Mira on

Well ,i think it’s stupid…and it shows a lack of imagination!!

steph on

he does not pull them off. He looked like a clown. His interview (with these shades on) after his performance made him look and sound ignorant. Why would anyone pull a stunt like this at such an important and reverent event? And why was he and diddy performing in the first place, they seemed out of place.

F on

kanye west is fugly clothes and all. thats all!!!!

yen on

can he see through that? hope he doesn´t fall over

Autumn on

I think that he can pull them off because his style is so different than eveyone else. And regarding Steph’s comment on why he and Diddy were there, they were there because Prince William and Prince Harry asked them to come. So while they may have seemed out of place to you, they weren’t to Harry and William. And since they were doing the concert in memory of their mother, their opinions are the only ones that count.

tracey on

To be selected to perform at the concert was an honor not a chance to make a fashion statement and get attention focused on a pair of sunglasses.

alia on

WTF are those?!?…I can’t stand Kanye West…he thinks he’s so hot but he’s not…ughh!!

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | Next | Show All

From Our Partners


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,514 other followers

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters