The Scoop on Kanye West's Funky Sunglasses

07/05/2007 at 12:30 PM ET

LUKE MACGREGOR/Landov

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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Ceejai on

I’ve wanted a pair of these since I was a kid, always loved them. So retro. :D

trent on

how do i get a pair of those, i want them, saw them on the video, and been searching ever since.

~g on

i could’ve sworn those glasses were by jeremy scott..

Jakob on

Is it possible to buy the glasses?

Mrs H on

I read he had them custom made and that you can’t buy them. I am still looking though. And shame on all you haters!!! Kanye is FLY!

mr. west on

i found out you can get them at http://www.shuttershadesonline.com now, they have white and a few other colors too, they look sweet!!

Jay on

Most people on this forum are clearly uneducated, first of all, he dresses and expresses himself in the way that he likes not in the way YOU like.

second of all, if you don’t like his style that is your problem, dissing someone, just because he is not what u like is dumb, read a book!

third: he might be a bit arrogant, but that is what got him were he is, ever heard of the law of attraction??? people, get educated, stop putting people down, we’re all human, don’t envy Kanye cuz he’s richer than you are, show the world that you can be better, ONLY THEN you’re opinion will matter.

A on

umm i dont really care what kanye does or anything but does anyone know where i can get a pair of those shades…(perferably a really cheap pair) i need them for a halloween costume

Nazy on

THEY ARE SUCH COOL GLASSES, SO MANY PEOPLE ARE WANTING THEM, ITS MEGA BUCKS FOR ANYONE WHOE REPLICATES THEM!

YOU GO KANYA!

WHO WOULDN’T WANT TO MAKE A STATEMENT, SOME OF YOU ARE JUST JUST TOO JEALOUS, TIME TO STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO THE GREATEST MAN-KANYA WEST!

IF YOU THINK ITS STUPID, YOU DO SOMETING STUPID AND SEE IF ANYONE EVEN NOTICES…BET PEOPLE WILL JUST THINK YOOUR NUTS AND WALK PAST IN A HURRY!

HAHA, LOL

dan on

I found them at http://www.filthydripped.com very good quality..

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