To the Pioneering Spirit of the So-Called First International Eyewear Designer
"Alain Mikli, 56, is not just the most famous eyewear designer in the
world — he invented the job description." So begins the post on Japan Times. "Mikli was the first person to
achieve worldwide success as a designer of nothing else but eyeglasses.
He established his own brand in Paris in 1978 and pioneered the idea of
wearing frames as accessories. In the early 1980s, Elton John was one of
the first celebrities to fall in love with his designs, and soon
Mikli's creations won over his competition, with the biggest names in
fashion — Claude Montana, Jil Sander, Issey Miyake and Donna Karan." Read more.