Alain Mikli was created by Alain Miklitarias in 1978. Mikli's line features unique colors and shapes, and are a favorite among European celebrities and avant-garde Americans. Mikli claims his use of color is inspired by his Lebanese Armenian heritage. By 1983, celebrities like Elton John helped bring the line recognition by wearing and touting Mikli products. Around 500,000 pairs of Mikli glasses have been sold worldwide.