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Alain Mikli Designer Glasses Frames

Alain Mikli, a French-Armenian designer of high-end handmade glasses, opened his first design studio in Paris in the late 70s. Specialising in optics, Alain Mikli described glasses at the time as “prostheses for the near blind.” By the age of 23 he wanted to change this notion so that glasses were seen as the “jewellery for the eyes.”

By the mid 80s his designs were gaining celebrity status, with the likes of Elton John supporting Alain Mikli frames. Recent celebrities include Samuel L Jackson and Kanye West.