A History of Style Trends Started By Rappers

Shutter Shades

Who started it: Kanye West
Circa: 2006 

Debuting in the music video and album art for "Stronger," Kanye West rocked a pair of custom Alain Mikli shutter shades that became the de facto symbol of his style at the time. He continued to wear them through 2008's Glow In the Dark Tour. It wasn't long before companies started knocking off the silhouette, and now you can easily find bootleg versions on places like Canal St., and even Barack Obama's campaign made some for his 2012 re-election campaign.

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