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16 APRIL-4 SEPTEMBER 2016
DESIGNING 007 EXHIBIT DISPLAYED IN PARIS

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2016-01-19
The touring exhibition Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style (now seen by over 500,000 people!) - the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to the James Bond films - moves from Mexico City to Paris and opens at the Grande Halle De La Villette on 16th April where it will be displayed until 4th September 2016.

"Designing 007 is the most comprehensive exhibition ever dedicated to the James Bond films and a must-see for all film lovers and Bond aficionados. You can easily spend a whole day if you want to enjoy everything." – Anders Frejdh

On display at La Villette's Grand Hall will be more than 500 pieces from the James Bond archive including costumes, storyboards, gadgets, props, models and weapons. There will also be a chance to see exclusive items from SPECTRE.

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), then in Moscow (from 11th June to 7th September 2014), Rotterdam (from 12th Ooctober 2014 to 8th February 2015), and then in Madrid (from 8th May to 30th August 2015).
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FSWL was fortunate to be invited to the original launch in London 2012, the launch in Madrid on 7th May 2015, and the one in Paris on 14th April 2016.
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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.

For more James Bond exhibitions presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Official exhibition poster for Designing 007 in Paris. © 2016 Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved.

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www.jamesbond007-exposition-paris.fr
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