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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Stacy on

I think these glasses are hideous but my boyfriend wants them so i guess ill get him some. im waitin for this site too get them because i heard some stories of people ordering them online and they never come and sellin them for 50 bucks and there knock offs

robert on

i heard my favorite sunglass shop is gettin them soon for cheap

Sarah on

No, YOU show lack of imagination, by sitting here unimaginatively, saying all this crap about how Kanye has no Imagination
Shutter sunglasses are very imaginative.
so why don’t you shut your mouth and go and do something that involves Imagination, instead of sitting here on your butt, rudely commenting on Kanyes imaginativeness.
Thank you :D

Midajah on

Man it’s a lot of HATERISM going on around here.. I’m reading this 8 months later and I can’t believe people are talking about Kanye West like this.. I mean he does have a unique sense of style but that’s what makes him who he is.. Glasses and all Kanye West is a great performer and trendsetter..

emilyy; on

haha thts hilariouss.


amanda on

i have some of thoes, my friends and i bought them as a joke, they’re pretty awesome

On Post-Irony « Prose Encounters of the Nerd Kind on

[…] knowing how ridiculous it is, and it is that ridiculousness that is the celebration. These ‘sunglasses‘ wouldn’t exist otherwise, but they are becoming increasingly popular every day. So, in […]

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brianna on

I love how he wore them, and now every store that sells sunglasses has them in stock.

QTpie on

Ive seen some with no lines at all, just plastic. so there pretty much black lenses!! lol. but kanye looks good in those!! no need to be mean!!!

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