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!

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glad on

i dont like him…i think he is the type of guy that is always asking for attention and is not smaer..he is rude !
for a concert dedicated to a wonderful women he had to wear that !!
that just shows that he has no morals and respect for anyone…i hate him..eww

Emilee ♥ on

I agree with everyone else, these sunglasses are ridiculous looking. I USED to be a Kanye West fan until he started to get a big head. Don’t get me wrong, he’s good musically, but his ignorance over shadows his talent.

Marysangel on

I so had those glasses in purple when I was like 8, they were dumb and ugly then and still are now. On a night when you should be classy like the princess was, he chose to look like a dork. I used to like he when he first came out now he is just another case of someone that let it all go to there head and just because they are a celebrity there life supposedly means more than the rest of us and treat us like cr@p.

wendy on

Yeah, he’s ugly and sooooo short! Nasty looking dude, worst with his sunglasses!

alia on

Ughhh!…I can’t stand Kanye!…he thinks he is so hot when he’s not….I agree w/ you, Emilee…his ignorance overshadows his talent….

Rose on

Some styles should never, ever come back around. Do you hear that Kanye?

ree on

yall just mad cause he said bush dont like black folks! He looked better than kate and it was her deceased future mother in laws tribute! Trendsetters always catch flack from the folks who r not ready. U r b4 ur time kanye! I love u!! U dont need nobody 2 tell u ur the sure shot bro!

Jacqueline on

didn’t Max headroom have these in the 80’s??

ryen on


Luca on

That’s his style

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