The Grammys is known to have a more pizazz-filled dress code than most awards shows and last night’s opening act—a magical duet between Lady Gaga and Elton John—was a perfect example of the ceremony’s love for all things crazy. In the Grammys opening number, John and Gaga joined forces at the piano, but not without some lavish costumes. John took the simple route in a Giorgio Armani tuxedo, while Gaga donned a shoulder-heavy green glittery costume custom-made by the designer. But you’d better believe that John, the original master of fantastical stage garb, wasn’t about to let Gaga have all the fun. So he joined the sparkle parade and accessorized with totally nutty, but totally amazing Swarovski-encrusted glasses, also custom-made by Armani, that probably caused some vision discrepancies.

Creating the tricked-out shades must’ve been a cinch for Armani, who seems to count Gaga as a muse of sorts. “We hear Lady Gaga’s music everywhere we go,” he said. “It is like a soundtrack of our times. In addition to her formidable songwriting skills, she is a modern fashion phenomenon.”

Being a friend to all things shiny, I would totally rock these sunglasses, so long as I don’t have to actually see anything. Would you wear them?

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