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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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

rediculous

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

IDIOT!
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!!

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

U-G-L-Y

Luca on

That’s his style

Matty on

Yur all idiots everyone has their own style and fasion and this is his.
I bet you’s wud complain if everyone at the concert dressed in rags.
So what, he wore a pair of sunglasses! wots the problem…
and by the way Diddy and Kanye are very popular artists and would have gained a greater range of people to watch the concert by performing in it.
Everyone has their own taste in music. i don’t diss yours who are slagging kanye off, so dont diss other peoples.

Matty on

The glasses part of the video to the song ‘stronger’ which was made a while before the concert so stop your complaining theyre cool. hes a trend setter!!

jason on

those are sick hes not afraid to have his own style and be different from the normal “gangster” rapper you all need to open your eyes from the norm a little

JEREMEY on

THE SUNGLASSES IN THE STRONGER VIDEO ARE NOT MADE BY ALANI BUT SUPER FLY DESIGNER JEREMY SCOTT

FASHION-TIPS on

I THINK THAT IT LOOKS TOO FAKE, CHEAP, AND UGLY….WHAT’S UP WITH THE STYLES NOW DAYS….IT GETS UGLIER AND UGLIER…..

Michel Van de gaer on

These shades should be interessing for giving a different (adjusted) visual alignment:

http://www.sharp-sighted.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=85&Itemid=153

Leah on

Where can I find those glasses???

cat on

where can i get a pair of these sunglasses even if they are knock off ones??? cause they’re awesome.

Dreamer on

In the Louis Vuitton Don’s words…
Excuse Me, is you saying something?
Uh, uh, you can’t tell me nothing

I love Kanye!

n-o on

does anyone know the model of those sunglasses?

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..

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 http://www.houseofsunglasses.com/ 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 http://www.houseofsunglasses.com/

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.

woww.

amanda on

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

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tino on

WAT I THINK IS THAT KANYE WEST HAS HIS OWN STYLE…..ND THAT DEM GLASSES LOOK SICK…

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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