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Pharrell Williams's Diamond Sunglasses at Louis Vuitton Show

Pharrell Williams's Diamond-Encrusted Sunglasses Are Worth Far More Than My Life Savings

Pharrell Williams's Diamond Sunglasses at Louis Vuitton Show

Pharrell Williams's first Louis Vuitton show certainly lived up to the hype. JAY-Z and a gospel choir performed; models walked over the oldest bridge in Paris; a pregnant Rihanna watched from the front row alongside Beyoncé, Zendaya, Kim Kardashian, and more A-list attendees; and Williams wore a pair of iced-out sunglasses that are single-handedly worth more than my entire life savings and current belongings combined. All in a day's work.

On 20 June, Williams made his debut as Louis Vuitton's menswear creative director during Paris Fashion Week, and he pulled out all the stops with his look. The singer-turned-designer chose a suit bearing the collection's pixelated "Damoflage" print, a matching hat, and his latest pair of over-the-top sunglasses. Custom-designed by Tiffany & Co., the gold shades feature tiny egg-shaped lenses and are encrusted with more than 80 (!) baguette and round diamonds totalling at more than 20 carats. (That's like doubling Kourtney Kardashian's enormous engagement ring and dicing up the diamonds, for reference.)

Sunglasses that flashy come with quite the hefty price tag. Maxwell Stone, a diamond expert at a London-based jewellers called Steven Stone, told POPSUGAR that he estimates they're worth around £78,000. That's more than the annual rent my roommates and I pay for our three-bedroom flat.

This isn't the first time Williams has stepped out in extravagant eyewear. In fact, he's been wearing similar custom Tiffany & Co. sunglasses for the past year, first showing them off at Kenzo's Paris Fashion Week show last January and bringing them out on the 2023 Grammys red carpet. That particular pair was embellished with both round diamonds and emeralds and had horizontally aligned teardrop-shaped lenses. His ongoing collaboration with the jewellery brand could hint at an eyewear collection in the future — one that would likely be way out of my budget, but a joy to admire from afar.

Join me in daydreaming about one day owning diamond-adorned sunnies by checking out Williams's pair in detail ahead.

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