The White Sunglasses You’re Seeing Everywhere Have A New Name

by MR Magazine Staff

Twenty years after Kurt Cobain’s suicide, it was his oversize, fuzzy mohair sweater that designers couldn’t stop reinterpreting. Then it was the former Nirvana frontman’s shredded jeans and flannel shirts, most notably during Hedi Slimane’s tenure at Saint Laurent. But in 2017, the music icon’s oversize white sunglasses—which he was photographed wearing just before his death—are officially back. The company behind Cobain’s pair, Christian Roth, brought the frames back on the market in May (called the Archive 1993/Series 6558, in case you’re interested). But even before their official reissue, brands like Acne Studios, Raen, and even, yes, Saint Laurent were already offering up riffs on the distinctly un-grunge silhouette. The shades were instantly scooped up by Nirvana diehards, stylish guys, plenty of folks who had no clue of their provenance, and some of the hottest up-and-coming rappers like Playboi Carti, Lil Pump, Lil Yachty, and Denzel Curry. Read more at GQ.