Gilded Googlers

Back To The Future: DVF Designs 80′s-Inspired Shield Frames For Google Glass

Diane von Fürstenberg teamed up with Google to send Glass Explorers back to the 80's.
Now, restaurateurs will think twice about asking Explorers to take off their Glass. (Image via Wikimedia)

Now, restaurateurs will think twice about asking Explorers to take off their Glass. (Image via Wikimedia)

Google has released photos of their latest effort in the war against fashion designers who seriously hate Google Glass. They announced in the middle of the night that as of June 23, you’ll be able to buy shades and frames for Google Glass designed by Diane von Fürstenberg. The new line will be available through the Glass website and luxury online retailer NET-A-PORTER.

This announcement follows the January release of their Titanium Collection and their recent plans to collaborate with Oakley and Ray-Ban. DVF told Betabeat that they’re waiting until their 2014 Resort Show to say more about the collaboration, but The Verge is reporting that the Glass by DVF will cost $1,620 — or $120 more than usual.

DVF's shield-style frames come as close to the edge of the nerd cliff without quite falling off of it. (Photo via Google Glass)

DVF’s frames come as close as possible to the edge of the nerd cliff without quite falling off of it. Maybe. (Photo via Google Glass)

 

The frames that we’ve seen so far are a little like Daft Punk’s last album: a futuristic rendering of the 1980′s. Call it Giorgio Moroder meets The Terminator. Maybe Google is slowly moving backward through time, and the next set of frames will be Audrey Hepburn-style cat eyes!

We’re holding out hope for the rest of the line, but so far these shades are best suited for Throwback Thursday and theme parties. Maybe if the full line includes a set of clubmasters, they’ll finally have us convinced. Maybe.

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