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Designing 007

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Designing 007 - Fifty Years of Bond Style 

Marking the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise, from 1962's Dr No to 2015’s Spectre, this unique exhibition showcases the inside story of the design and style of the world's most influential and iconic movie brand. 

In collaboration with EON Productions and with unprecedented access to their archives, Designing 007 is a multi-sensory experience, immersing audiences in the creation and development of Bond style over its auspicious 50 year history. 

It explores the craft behind the screen icons, the secret service and villains, tailoring and costumes, set and production design, automobiles, gadgets and special effects, graphic design and motion graphics, exotic locations, stunts and props. 

Highlights include gadgets and weapons made for Bond and his notorious adversaries by special effects experts John Stears and Chris Corbould, artwork for sets and storyboards by production designers Sir Ken Adam, Peter Lamont and Syd Cain, and costume designs by Bumble Dawson, Donfeld, Julie Harris, Lindy Hemming, Ronald Patterson, Emma Porteous, and Jany Temime

Also on display is lavish screen finery by Hollywood costume designers and major fashion names including Giorgio Armani, Brioni, Roberto Cavalli, Tom Ford, Hubert de Givenchy, Gucci's Frida Giannini, Douglas Hayward, Rifat Ozbek, Jenny Packham, Miuccia Prada, Oscar de la Renta, Anthony Sinclair, Philip Treacy, Emanuel Ungaro and Donatella Versace

Reviews

‘Designing 007 ultimately works as proof of the extraordinary technical and creative skill that has always underpinned the franchise‘
Mark Monahan,, The Telegraph

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Oscar winning costume designer Lindy Hemming and fashion-historian and writer Bronwyn Cosgrave, guest co-curators of Designing 007, take a tour of the exhibition.

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