A pair of Patrick Kelly sunglasses, POP-CORN-26, dated mid to late 1980s, made in France. The design incorporates four coloured buttons glued into (not onto) each temple in red, purple, green and blue. As a young, African American designer, Patrick Kelly showed his first collection in Paris in 1985 and became the first US member of the Chambre Syndicale du Pret-a-Porter des Couturiers et des Createurs de Mode in 1988, France's prestigious association of fashion designers. His career only lasted eight seasons through four years, as Kelly tragically died of AIDS-related complications on 1st January 1990, aged 35. One of his trademarks was to customise his designs with multi-coloured, mismatched buttons, a style he attributed to his grandmother's influence from childhood clothing repairs. See AIBDC : 008555.