Maison Martin Margiela Crazy Sunglasses

Doing a bit of surfing of the Intertubes I stumbled across these bad boys from Maison Martin Margiela.

Maison Martin Margiela's Crazy Car-Windscreen Style Sunglasses
Maison Martin Margiela’s Crazy Car-Windscreen Style Sunglasses

This Belgian fashion designer has maintained a notoriously low profile throughout his career; he has never had his picture taken and hides backstage after his fashion shows.  Getting an interview with the man himself is like trying to build a life-sized Empire State Building entirely out of Lego in the middle of an earthquake, since any media contact with the designer is via a fax machine alone.

Martin Margiela’s designs revolt against the luxurious fashion world with garments of oversized proportions such as long arms and seams and hems on the outside, a style which can be clearly seen in these crazy sunglasses.

Now I won’t lie, I did enjoy the recent Sacha Baron Cohen yuck-fest of a movie that was Brüno, I laughed and laughed until my jaw ached, but I don’t know much about fashion.  It seems to me, that these single lens sunglasses are designed to make a statement and probably only one that will be seen on the catwalk.  They seem completely impractical in the real world; I mean where the hell does your nose go?  The tiny nose-piece (see insert) must rest on the tip of your nostrils.  I would imagine these sunglasses would fly from your face as soon as you turn your head.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but looking at the front view of these so-called sunnies the only thing missing is a set of windscreen wipers!

More Crazy Martin Margiela Sunglasses

Okay, I’m guessing Martin Margiela doesn’t refer to these sunglasses as ‘Crazy’ himself, but while we’re on the subject I also found these…

More Crazy Maison Martin Margiela Sunglasses

Although I can’t see myself wearing these nutty shield style sunglasses there is something a bit more acceptable about them.  I guess it’s because they look a bit like some of the mad plastic headgear worn by the dancers in a Kylie Minogue music video or something out of the movie Minority Report.  There’s something very Sci-Fi about these, they really do belong in a movie or music video.

Chris (SelectSpecs)

Chris is the Web Content Manager for and usually blogs about new product releases, celebrity eyewear or the latest movie releases. He also runs the Sport Glasses and Movie Glasses sites as well as his own personal Movie Blog just for fun.

8 thoughts on “Maison Martin Margiela Crazy Sunglasses

  1. Ever since I first saw these, I always wanted to try them on. I was recently in New York and found the well hidden Maison Martin Margiela store and got a chance to try one on. Needless to say, I walked out with a pair after paying some 620 dollars after taxes. I don’t regret it ever, and no do I care about the fact that it makes people turn heads and occassionally ask me where I got them and where they can buy them.

    It’s a statement piece. It’s not something you can wear daily. You feel ridiclous and like a rockstar at the same time.

  2. I have those too and im in love with them. they are very easy to wear and feel comfortable. i would say more comfortable than regular glases and they dont leave any mark on your foundation as regular glases does sometimes. And i agree with you, you feel like a rockstar defenetly when you wearing them.

  3. i should have bought all of the lincognito's when margiela dubai closed down 2 months ago and sell it online. they were, get this, 90 off that time.i only bought the gold  because i had the black one before.i should have bought the other black left that same day.i came back after a week and it's gone.grr…

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