Did Tiffany & Co. Copy This Mughal Antique for Pharrell's Custom Sunglasses?

Published Jan 25 2022 at 8:21 AM GMT
  • Unveiled at the recent KENZO Fall/Winter 2022 show designed by NIGO, Pharrell Williams sat in the audience sporting a pair of custom Tiffany & Co sunglasses.
  • Seemingly announcing a partnership in the works, the multi-disciplinary creative sported special almond-shaped emerald, diamond-encrusted sunglasses.
  • But after Tiffany & Co took to Instagram to share its co-creation with Pharrell, many pointed out a striking resemblance to a Mughal antique.
  • Two pairs of the frames in question, dated back to the 17th century, were put up for auction last year by Sotheby's.
  • Belonging to the Mughal royals that ruled the Indian subcontinent, the extremely rare antiques feature lenses cut from emerald and were created to aid a wearer in reaching enlightenment and ward off evil.



  • Published Jan 25, 2022 8:21 AM GMT