Diane von Furstenberg teamed up with Google last week to produce DVF [through Glass] – a short film shot entirely with Project Glass, Google’s new augmented reality eyeglasses. The glasses have yet to arrive on the consumer market, but they were on full display at von Furstenberg’s runway show last week, where they were worn by models, Google co-founder Sergey Brin, and even the designer herself. von Furstenberg and her staff used the glasses to shoot untold amounts of footage, which was eventually combined and edited to produce the above film.
Unveiled earlier this summer, Project Glass is a lightweight, computerized headset that allows users to photograph and record their surroundings while receiving text messages, emails, and other data through one of their lenses. As The Wall Street Journal reported last week, Google’s Glass software is still very much in prototype mode, though the device’s recording function seems to be in fine form, as evidenced by von Furstenberg’s final cut. In the span of just a few minutes, the designer gives a first-hand, behind-the-scenes glimpse of her show, as well as some uniquely personal accounts from her childhood. It remains to be seen whether augmented reality ever will ever become truly mainstream, though it certainly raises some intriguing questions about the future of filmmaking.
You can find more images from DVF [through Glass] at the Diane von Furstenberg Google+ page.
| via The Verge