D.M.C. Eyeglass Frames and Tennis Shoes, c. 1985

D.M.C. Eyeglass Frames and Tennis Shoes, c. 1985

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D.M.C. Eyeglass Frames, c. 1985

D.M.C.’s Tennis Shoes, c. 1985
Collection of Darryl McDaniels

Oversized eyeglasses frames and Adidas sneakers were transformed into ubiquitous hip-hop fashion statements by Run-D.M.C. Eyeglass frames of this style are now referred to in the optical industry as Run-D.M.C.-style glasses.

Jam Master Jay’s Gold Chain, c. 1985
Collection of Terri Mizell

Run-D.M.C. turntable wizard Jam Master Jay was tragically murdered at his recording studio on October 20, 2002.

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