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Designing 007 Exhibit Displayed In Madrid

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2015-01-02
Designing 007 James Bond exhibition Madrid
The touring exhibition Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style - the most comprehensive ever devoted to Bond featuring costumes, props, models, gadgets, concept artwork, storyboards and other artefacts from the series - moves to Madrid after Rotterdam and opens at the Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa on 8th May 2015 and will be displayed until 31st August 2015.
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FSWL was fortunate to be invited to the original launch in London 2014 and also the launch in Madrid on 7th May, 2015.
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Designing 007 was first displayed in London (from 6th July to 5th September 2012), then in Toronto (from 26th October 2012 to 20th January 2013), then in Shanghai (from 28th March to 30th June 2013), then in Melbourne (from 1st November 2013 to 23rd February 2014), and then in Moscow (from 11th June to 7th September 2014).

About the exhibition:
The Barbican marks the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise, from 1962's Dr. No to Skyfall (2012), with a unique exhibition showcasing 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, along with 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.

On display too 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.

Designing 007 transforms venues, taking the audience on a journey - a 'making of' and presentation of Bond style over 50 years.

The exhibition is designed by Ab Rogers and curated by Barbican International Enterprises, with guest-curation by fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave and Oscar®-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming.

Official videos:
>Designing Bond's Look
>Designing Bond's World

Editor's note:
Purchase the official exhibition book (a must-have for any serious James Bond collector) from Amazon.com or Amazon UK.

Photo above:
Official exhibition poster featuring Sean Connery as James Bond in Goldfinger. © Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved.

Watch out on the official museum website for the latest information on the Designing 007 exhibit:

www.disenar007.es

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