Of French-Armenian descent, Alain Mikli is a designer of high-end handmade eyeglasses and accessories. Mikli's eyewear lines feature unique colors and shapes and are a favorite among celebrities. Mikli claims his use of color is inspired by his Lebanese Armenian heritage. In 1978 Mikli opened his design studio in Paris and by 1983, celebrities like Elton John helped bring the line recognition by wearing and touting Mikli products. Known for collaborating with many established designers for their eyewear lines, Milki's collection with Claude Montana was revolutionary. He was the first high end eye glasses designer and the first to have a flagship store in Paris.