The company was founded in Paris by the French optician Alain Miklitarian in 1978. The brand Alain Mikli stands for the extravagance of the 80s and their stars. For example, Andy Warhol, Elton John and Grace Jones worn the futuristic Mikli designs with enthusiasm. Vibrant colors and patterns made from the highest quality acetate, handmade in Italy, are the trademark of the luxury label. In the 80s Mikli worked together with several well-known designers such as Claude Montana, Donna Karan, Jil Sander etc. and his glasses reached the Parisian catwalks. Some films, including "Batman & Robin" 1997, were equipped by Mikli.