A few months ago, following a cyborg attack in a Parisian McDonalds, we predicted that Google would be the first to market with computer glasses, but that Apple would take its time perfecting a beautiful, sleek prototype that would automatically become the emblem for hipness everywhere. Now, it looks like Google is trying to head off that theory by incorporating the Project Glass prototype into a New York Fashion Week show. Face computers are super glam, you guys.
Sergey Brin continued his whirlwind tour of “Look, wearable tech is totally swag!” by teaming up with fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg. DVF published a series of photos to her Google+ page yesterday showing models from her runway show donning color matching Project Glass prototypes. Models recorded video on the glasses while walking the runway, which DVF plans to turn into a short documentary that will debut on Thursday.
As it turns out, even beautiful models look a little silly in wearable tech–though we do hope when Project Glass hits consumer markets in 2014, they’re offered in that pretty salmon color.