Migos, Rihanna, and More Modern-Day Rockstars Are Wearing Kurt Cobain’s Iconic White Sunglasses

On Monday night at the Met Gala, the three members of Migos hit the red carpet in Versace, Versace, Versace—of course. But Takeoff took his look one step further with a pair of round white sunglasses, which were reminiscent of the now-iconic pair worn by the late Kurt Cobain. It was a subtly punk rock move for an event that dared every guest to go as avant-garde as possible. And Takeoff’s choice for fashion’s biggest night out solidified a trend that’s been brewing since brands like Saint Laurent, Acne Studios, and Supreme brought it back. Visually, white sunglasses are a hit for the Instagram generation—just ask Sofia Richie, whose posts featuring them have garnered almost 100,000 likes. But they’re also an embodiment of the rebellious, gender-neutral attitude young artists and It guys and girls are trying to embody in 2017. For inspiration on how to wear the trend, look no further than Rihanna and Pharrell Williams.

Takeoff of Migos

Takeoff of Migos wears white sunglasses to the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Sofia Richie

Sofia Richie is seen on March 02, 2017 in Los Angeles, California wearing white sunglasses styled casually with a t-shirt and jeans.

Lil Yachty

Lil Yachty attends TIDAL X: 1015 on October 15, 2016 in New York City wearing round white sunglasses under his braids.

Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams performs onstage with Hans Zimmer during the Coachella music festival wearing round white sunglasses and a yellow Adidas sweatshirt.

Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa performs onstage during the Spotify Best New Artist Nominees celebration at Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles, California wearing white sunglasses.


Rihanna is seen arriving at the Carlyle Hotel before the Met Gala wearing white sunglasses, white boots, and a blue fur stole.

Lil Uzi Vert

Lil Uzi Vert attends the MDW Day Party at Compound in Atlanta, Georgia wearing white sunglasses with a Goyard bag.

Pixie Lott

Pixie Lott wears white sunglasses to contrast her bright pink hair while stepping out at BBC Radio in London, England.

Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski is seen in Paris, France wearing Raen’s white square lens sunglasses with a white overcoat, floral top, and jeans.

Amanda Steele

The former vlogger and model Amanda Steele is seen wearing white sunglasses and a bandeau top by the pool this spring.