Alain Mikli

Alain Mikli and Asymmetrical Sunglasses

by Zach Kay on October 6, 2011

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Whether it’s Picasso or Plume, French eyewear designer Alain Mikli’s chunky sunglasses never go out of style. Yes, they met their hay-day in the ‘80s with wild fashion, color and architecture that would make a lasting impression on any face, but the fact that starlets and fashionistas alike are still wearing the trend today speaks volumes!

Janelle Monáe was caught wearing a pair of retro black and white Mikli shades in a London bar last year, and then there’s the ever-popular Kanye West Shutter Shade debacle – fun fact; Mikli personally designed West’s shades per request of the rapper.

In addition to these modern big names, Elton John was a regular Mikli brand wearer back in his crazy sunglass-wearing days. Andy Warhol (above) and Bono were also known to frequent the designer’s extravigant eyewear.

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