Era of Prominence: 2007-2008

After the release of Graduation, while the Glow in the Dark Tour was coming into fruition, Kanye was often spotted rocking these now-iconic shutter shades. They'd become something of a style signature for him, becoming the de facto symbol of his new album. The custom pair made by French eyewear designer Alain Mikli inadvertently inspired hundreds of Canal Street knockoffs for years to come.