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14 NOVEMBER 2016-30 APRIL 2017
DESIGNING 007 EXHIBIT DISPLAYED AT BURJ KHALIFA IN DUBAI

The touring exhibition Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style (now seen by thousands of people) - the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to the James Bond films - moves from Paris to Burj Khalifa in Dubai where it opens on 14th November and will be displayed until 30th April 2017.

"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 at the exhibit if you want to see every piece."

On display in Dubai will be Scaramanga’s Golden Gun from The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Daniel Craig’s sky-blue trunks from Casino Royale (2006), the SPECTRE Aston Martin DB10 and much more.

The exhibition will be held at the Burj Khalifa ANNEX, with additional displays and experiences at a number of other locations also owned by Emaar properties: At The Top, Burj Khalifa – the world’s highest observation deck, Reel Cinemas at The Dubai Mall, The Dubai Fountain and Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.

History of the Designing 007 exhbition:
>London (from 6th July to 5th September 2012)
>Toronto (26th October 2012 to 20th January 2013)
>Shanghai (28th March to 30th June 2013)
>Melbourne (1st November 2013 to 23rd February 2014)
>Moscow (11th June to 7th September 2014)
>Rotterdam (12th Ooctober 2014 to 8th February 2015)
>Madrid (8th May to 30th August 2015)
>Mexico City (23 October 2015 to 10 January 2016)
>Paris (16 April to 4 September 2016)
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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

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

Watch out on the official museum website for the latest news on Designing 007 in Dubai:

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

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.

Watch out on the official museum website for the latest news on Designing 007 in Paris:

www.jamesbond007-exposition-paris.fr

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23 OCTOBER 2015-10 JANUARY 2016
DESIGNING 007 EXHIBIT DISPLAYED IN MEXICO

The touring exhibition Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style (now seen by more than 450,000 people!) - the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to the James Bond films - moves from Madrid to Mexico City and opens at the Plaza Carso’s Exhibition Hall on 23rd October 2015 where it will be displayed until 10th January 2016.

In celebration of SPECTRE's opening sequence which was filmed in the city, Mexican fans will be able to see never before seen costumes, art department concepts and models which helped to create film's Day of the Dead festivities and action in Zócalo Square.

On display at the Plaza Carso’s Exhibition Hall will be more than 500 pieces from the James Bond archive including costumes, storyboards, gadgets, props, models and weapons.

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), and then in Rotterdam (from 12th Ooctober 2014 to 8th February 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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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 Mexico City. © 2015 Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved.

Watch out on the official museum website for the latest news on Designing 007 in Mexico City:

www.007.com

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8 MAY-30 AUGUST 2015
DESIGNING 007 EXHIBIT DISPLAYED IN 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.

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

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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12 OCTOBER 2014-8 FEBRUARY 2015
DESIGNING 007 EXHIBIT DISPLAYED IN ROTTERDAM

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 Rotterdam after Moscow and opens at the Kunsthal on 12th October 2014 and will be displayed until 8th February 2015.
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Read a report from the press preview of the exhibit in Rotterdam.
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Designing 007 was first displayed in London (from July 6 to September 5, 2012), then in Toronto (October 26, 2012 to January 20, 2013), then in Shanghai (March 28, 2013 to June 30, 2013), and then in Melbourne (from 1st November 2013 to 23rd February 2014).

FSWL was fortunate to be invited to the exclusive launch party in London, read our report.

About the exhibition:
Celebrate 50 years of James Bond in this unique exhibition.

Designing 007 – Fifty Years of Bond Style presents the craft behind the icon, focusing on the distinctly British luxuriance of the world's most iconic movie brand. As the world’s longest running and most successful film franchise, this exhibition looks at Bond’s influence on art, music, lifestyle, automotive design, travel, technology and fashion over the course of five decades.

Featuring over 400 objects, Designing 007 – Fifty Years of Bond Style is curated by the Barbican Centre in London, with guest-curation by fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave and Academy Award®–winning costume designer Lindy Hemming, and designed by Ab Rogers who have had complete access to the 23-strong archive of movies to source objects and artwork.

Be captivated by the most charming and sophisticated secret agent through rare costumes, atmospheric sets, iconic gadgets, props, original photographs and concept drawings. See the steel teeth worn by Richard Kiel in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) (1977); storyboards for Diamonds Are Forever (1971); the Anthony Sinclair overcoat worn by Sean Connery in Dr. No (1962); the poker table from Casino Royale (2006); multiple gadgets from Q Branch including the attaché case given to Bond in From Russia with Love (1963); and the 1961 United Artists/Eon Productions contract to produce the James Bond film series.

Designing 007 – Fifty Years of Bond Style is organised by Barbican Centre, London in partnership with EON Productions.

Articles in the press about the Designing 007 exhibition while at the Barbican in London:
>An exhibition to mark 50 years of James Bond films (The Guardian, February 29, 2012)
>James Bond - a character to die for (The Telegraph, June 10, 2012)
>The 10 best Bond outfits – in pictures (The Observer, June 24, 2012)
>James Bond: The spy who loved to look cool (The Independent, June 30, 2012)

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:
Sean Connery as James Bond posing in a publicity still for Goldfinger. © 1964 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.kunsthal.nl/en-22-744-Designing-007-Fifty-Years-of-Bond-Style.html

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Report from the VIP opening of Designing 007 in Rotterdam

Our friends at James Bond Nederland attended the launch of Designing 007 in Rotterdam, here's their official report in English exclusively published on FSWL.

Designing 007 Rotterdam
Today was the day: The press preview of Designing 007: 50 Years of James Bond Style. After being displayed in London (report), Toronto, Shanghai, Melbourne and Moscow - this unique composition of James Bond items is now on display in Rotterdam. During this opening, the press got a taste of what can be seen from Sunday 12th October in the Kunsthal. At the start of the event, the press were briefed about the people who made the exhibition possible including Bond girl Maryam d'Abo and Bond villain Jeroen Krabbé, both from The Living Daylights (1987).

Designing 007 Rotterdam
Neil McConnon, responsible for the exhibition in London, was the first speaker: "I'm surprised that the exhibition has been all over the world before finally coming to the Kunsthal, the perfect place."
The word then went to Meg Simmonds, archivist for EON Productions, responsible for preserving all props at the production company.
Then it was the turn of guest curator Lindy Hemming and Bronwyn Cosgrave, both of whom have been responsible for putting together the exhibition:
"We first made a plan of the various areas. Then we got together with Meg (Simmonds) to see what they have got in the archives. She immediately mentioned lost costumes, especially those from the 1960s. These were purchased by the actors at the time and have since been re-sold amongst collectors. The budgets back then were so tight that as much as possible was sold after filming ended. As a solution, we have recreated those costumes for this exhibition. Only a bottle of Dom Pérignon and a jacket used by Sean Connery is left from the filming of Dr. No."

Designing 007 Rotterdam
During a press tour of the exhibition we spoke to Janet de Goede, curator of Kunsthal: "When I was in the second room of the exhibition in London I knew it would fit in Rotterdam. It was not known at the time that the exhibition would be seen in other countries. Then everyone decided to put everything in motion. Since Kunsthal is literally a hall, we had to plan carefully to make space for the props and costumes." One of Janet's colleagues told us later that he preferred it to be on the ground floor like the current Bond in Motion exhibit in London: "But that would not be consistent with the philosophy of the Kunsthal. Who knows, maybe at a later stage?"

Designing 007 Rotterdam
We also had the opportunity to speak briefly with Jeroen Krabbé: "This exhibit is great! For me it is like walking back on set with all the gadgets and costumes. I especially liked to see that the storyboards from The Living Daylights are now treated as museum pieces while we were working with them 27 years ago. I am proud of James Bond when I see the displays and that I could be here for the opening."

Designing 007 Rotterdam
In comparison with the previous Designing 007 exhibitions around the world, the Rotterdam one features more items from Skyfall (2012). Thanks to the spacious layout of the exhibition it looks much more spacious and everything comes into place. As James Bond enthusiast, as well as a layman, it is a very beautiful exhibition where you can wander into the world of 007 for several hours.

The exhibition in Rotterdam is open from 12th October 2014 to February 8, 2015.

By Anders Frejdh. Copyright © 2014 From Sweden with Love

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11 JUNE-7 SEPTEMBER 2014
DESIGNING 007 EXHIBIT ON DISPLAY IN MOSCOW

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 - opens at the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow on 11th June 2014 and will be displayed until 7th September 2014.

Designing 007 was first displayed in London (from July 6 to September 5, 2012), then in Toronto (October 26, 2012 to January 20, 2013), then in Shanghai (March 28, 2013 to June 30, 2013) and then displayed in Melbourne (from 1st November 2013 to 23rd February 2014).

FSWL was fortunate to be invited to the exclusive launch party in London 2012, read a report.

About the exhibition:
Designing 007 – Fifty Years of Bond Style presents the craft behind the icon, focusing on the distinctly British luxuriance of the world's most iconic movie brand. As the world’s longest running and most successful film franchise, this exhibition looks at Bond’s influence on art, music, lifestyle, automotive design, travel, technology and fashion over the course of five decades.

Featuring over 500 objects, Designing 007 – Fifty Years of Bond Style is curated by the Barbican Centre in London, with guest-curation by fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave and Academy Award®–winning costume designer Lindy Hemming, and designed by Ab Rogers who have had complete access to the 23-strong archive of movies to source objects and artwork.

Be captivated by the most charming and sophisticated secret agent through rare costumes, atmospheric sets, iconic gadgets, props, original photographs and concept drawings. See the steel teeth worn by Richard Kiel in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) (1977); storyboards for Diamonds Are Forever (1971); the Anthony Sinclair overcoat worn by Sean Connery in Dr. No (1962); the poker table from Casino Royale (2006); multiple gadgets from Q Branch including the attaché case given to Bond in From Russia with Love (1963); and the 1961 United Artists/Eon Productions contract to produce the James Bond film series.

Designing 007 – Fifty Years of Bond Style is organised by Barbican Centre, London in partnership with EON Productions.

Articles in the press about the Designing 007 exhibition while at the Barbican in London:
>An exhibition to mark 50 years of James Bond films (The Guardian, February 29, 2012)
>James Bond - a character to die for (The Telegraph, June 10, 2012)
>The 10 best Bond outfits – in pictures (The Observer, June 24, 2012)
>James Bond: The spy who loved to look cool (The Independent, June 30, 2012)

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:
Sean Connery as James Bond posing in a publicity still for Goldfinger. © 1964 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.mamm-mdf.ru/en/exhibitions/bond/

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1 NOVEMBER 2013-23 FEBRUARY 2014
DESIGNING 007 EXHIBIT DISPLAYED IN MELBOURNE

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 Melbourne after Shanghai and opens at the Melbourne Museum on Nov. 1, 2013.

Designing 007 was first displayed in London (from July 6 to September 5, 2012), then in Toronto (October 26, 2012 to January 20, 2013). From March 28, 2013, until June 30, 2013, it was displayed in Shanghai. FSWL attended the exclusive launch party in London, read our report.

About the exhibition:
Celebrate 50 years of James Bond in this unique exhibition exclusive to Melbourne Museum.

Designing 007 – Fifty Years of Bond Style presents the craft behind the icon, focusing on the distinctly British luxuriance of the world's most iconic movie brand. As the world’s longest running and most successful film franchise, this exhibition looks at Bond’s influence on art, music, lifestyle, automotive design, travel, technology and fashion over the course of five decades.

Featuring over 400 objects, Designing 007 – Fifty Years of Bond Style is curated by the Barbican Centre in London, with guest-curation by fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave and Academy Award®–winning costume designer Lindy Hemming, and designed by Ab Rogers who have had complete access to the 23-strong archive of movies to source objects and artwork.

Be captivated by the most charming and sophisticated secret agent through rare costumes, atmospheric sets, iconic gadgets, props, original photographs and concept drawings. See the steel teeth worn by Richard Kiel in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977); storyboards for Diamonds Are Forever (1971); the Anthony Sinclair overcoat worn by Sean Connery in Dr. No (1962); the poker table from Casino Royale (2006); multiple gadgets from Q Branch including the attaché case given to Bond in From Russia with Love (1963); and the 1961 United Artists/Eon Productions contract to produce the James Bond film series.

Designing 007 – Fifty Years of Bond Style is organised by Barbican Centre, London in partnership with EON Productions.

Melbourne details:
Event Type: Temporary Exhibition
Open daily from: November 1, 2013 - 10:00 AM
Closing on: February 23, 2014
Venue: Melbourne Museum
Entry price: Adult 24 AUD / Child 16 AUD

>Purchase tickets online

Articles in the press about the Designing 007 exhibition while at the Barbican in London:
>An exhibition to mark 50 years of James Bond films (The Guardian, February 29, 2012)
>James Bond - a character to die for (The Telegraph, June 10, 2012)
>The 10 best Bond outfits – in pictures (The Observer, June 24, 2012)
>James Bond: The spy who loved to look cool (The Independent, June 30, 2012)

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

Editor's note:
Many thanks to our good friend Brad Frank for the head's up on this news. Brad also informed us that you can purchase the official exhibition book (a must-have for any serious James Bond collector) online from either Barbican's e-shop, Amazon US or Amazon UK.

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

Photo above:
Goldfinger's personal Pilot, Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman) tells Bond (Sean Connery) that they are on their way to Goldfinger's Kentucky Horse Farm. © 1964 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:
designing007melbourne.com

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28 MARCH-30 JUNE 2013
DESIGNING 007 EXHIBIT OPEN IN SHANGHAI

Skyfall (2012) recently opened in China and soon 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 - opens at the Minsheng Art Museum in Shanghai on March 28.

The Designing 007 exhibition was first shown in London (from July 6 to September 5, 2012) and then in Toronto (from October 26, 2012 to January 20, 2013). FSWL was invited to the exclusive launch party in London, read our report.

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 Corbuld, 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 will be 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.

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

Shanghai details:
Open from: Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 14:00
Closing on: Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 14:00
Metro: Hongqiao (Line 3 and 4)
Venue: Minsheng Art Museum (Address: Bldg F, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu)
Entry price: 80 RMB on weekdays and 120 RMB during weekends

Editor's note:
You can purchase the official exhibition book (a must-have for serious James Bond collectors) online from either Barbican's e-shop, Amazon US or Amazon UK.

Articles in the press about the Designing 007 exhibition while at the Barbican in London:
>An exhibition to mark 50 years of James Bond films (The Guardian, February 29, 2012)
>James Bond - a character to die for (The Telegraph, June 10, 2012)
>The 10 best Bond outfits – in pictures (The Observer, June 24, 2012)
>James Bond: The spy who loved to look cool (The Independent, June 30, 2012)

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

Photo above:
Goldfinger's personal Pilot, Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman) tells Bond (Sean Connery) that they are on their way to Goldfinger's Kentucky Horse Farm. © 1964 Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved.

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

www.minshengart.com/en/exhibition/now/

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26 OCTOBER 2012-20 JANUARY 2013
THE TOURING DESIGNING 007 EXHIBIT IN TORONTO

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) marks the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise, from 1962's Dr. No to this year's 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.

The Designing 007 exhibition was first displayed at the Barbican in London from July 6 to September 5, 2012. FSWL was invited to the exclusive launch party in London, read our report.

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 will explore 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 Corbuld, 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 will be 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 will be taking the audience on a journey - a 'making of' and presentation of Bond style over 50 years.

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

Please check availability before visiting. Timed admission is in operation — advance booking is strongly advised.

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

Articles in the press about the Designing 007 exhibition at Barbican in London:
>An exhibition to mark 50 years of James Bond films (The Guardian, February 29, 2012)
>James Bond - a character to die for (The Telegraph, June 10, 2012)
>The 10 best Bond outfits – in pictures (The Observer, June 24, 2012)
>James Bond: The spy who loved to look cool (The Independent, June 30, 2012)

James Bond 50th Anniversary events and products featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Scalextric's James Bond 50th Anniversary products
>50 Years of James Bond poster revealed (January 10, 2012)
>Director's panel in Las Vegas (January 10, 2012)
>Royal Mail needs you for Bond (January 14-29, 2012)
>James Bond special in Mail on Sunday Live (January 15, 2012)
>Kindle edition of Cubby Broccoli's biography (January 16, 2012)
>Bond in Motion exhibition opens (January 17, 2012)
>James Bond at BAFTA Awards 2012 (February 12, 2012)
>Two new James Bond Omega limited edition watches (February 22, 2012)
>Britt Ekland, George Lazenby and John Glen attend film festival in Oman (March 30, 2012)
>Maud Adams & Eunice Gayson at TCM Classic Film Festival in Los Angeles (April 14, 2012)
>New James Bond video game announced: 007 Legends (April 18, 2012)
>Buckingham Covers 50th Anniversary sheet (May 1, 2012)
>James Bond special in EMPIRE magazine's June issue (May, 2012)
>Autographed trading cards set released (May 2, 2012)
>James Bond films screened at Cannes Film Festival (May 16-27, 2012)
>150 piece 50 Years Celebration Poker set released (May 30, 2012)
>200 piece 50 Years Celebration Poker set released (May 30, 2012)
>500 piece 50 Years Celebration Poker set released (May 30, 2012)
>007 at 50: James Bond screenings in Los Angeles (June 8-24, 2012)
>James Bond vehicles at Comic Con (July, 2012)
>Designing 007 exhibition in London (July 6-September 5, 2012)
>Release of a new James Bond Monopoly: The 50th Anniversary Edition (July 31, 2012)
>James Bond special in Entertainment Weekly (August 3, 2012)
>Postcards from the James Bond archives released (September 3, 2012)
>Blu-ray set with the first 22 James Bond films (September 24, 2012)
>Bollinger launches special cuvée to James Bond (October)
>50th anniversary of Dr. No (October 5, 2012)
>Feature documentary: Everything or Nothing (October 5, 2012)
>The Music of Bond in Los Angeles (October 5, 2012)
>Film festival at The Museum of Modern Art in New York (October 5, 2012)
>Hilary Saltzman at Black Bear Film Festival (October 13, 2012)
>Premiere of Skyfall (October 26, 2012)
>Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains (November 2012)
>Anniversary concert in London (November 23, 2012)

Editor's note:
For more James Bond exhibitions presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Goldfinger's personal Pilot, Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman) tells Bond (Sean Connery) that they are on their way to Goldfinger's Kentucky Horse Farm. © 1964 Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved.

Watch out on the official TIFF website for the latest information on the exhibit:
tiff.net/bond

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Designing 007, a new official James Bond exhibit, launched in London

Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style, a new exhibition celebrating 50 years of James Bond films, features a variety of costumes, props and other artefacts from every one of EON Productions' twenty-three James Bond films.

From Sweden with Love was delighted be one of the invited to the exclusive launch party of Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style at The Barbican Centre in London on Thursday 5th July 2012. (We were the only Swedish people present at the event.)

In collaboration with EON Productions and with unprecedented access to their archives, Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style 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 Corbuld, 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 (Live and Let Die (1973) and the 1967 version of Casino Royale (1967)), Lindy Hemming (GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999), Die Another Day (2002) and Casino Royale (2006)), Ronald Patterson (The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)), Emma Porteous (Octopussy (1983), A View to a Kill (1985) and The Living Daylights (1987)), and Jany Temime (Skyfall (2012)).

Official videos:

Designing Bond's look


Designing Bond's world

On display are 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: Fifty Years of Bond Style has transformed The Barbican, taking the audience on a journey - a 'making of' and presentation of Bond style over 50 years.

What did we think of the exhibition?
The exhibition is elegantly designed by Ab Rogers and curated by The Barbican, with guest-curation by fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave and Oscar®-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming. The Ian Fleming biographer, Andrew Lycett, has acted as consultant for the project. All of them have done a tremendous amount of work to put it all together.

Being Swedish, it was nice to discover a Swedish Goldfinger poster in the entrance, and the fact that Barbara Broccoli suggested the idea for the ice palace in Die Another Day (2002) to be based on the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi located in the north of Sweden. (Peter Lamont then created the icy construction at the backlot of Pinewood Studios.)

One of the rarest artefacts in the exhibit include the first call sheet of Dr. No dated January 16, 1962, which list Sean Connery, Margerat Lewars, Reggie Carter and John Kitzmuller being on set directed by Terence Young (1915-1994).

Without doubt, this is the most ambitious James Bond exhibition to date, a must-see for all film lovers, and James Bond aficionados in particular. You can easily spend a whole day inside it!

Bond guests at the launch party included:
Alan Church (optical camera operator)
Andrew Noakes (associate producer)
Anthony Waye (executive producer)
Arthur Wooster (second unit director)
Barbara Broccoli (producer)
• Callum McDougall (unit production manager and executive producer)
Carole Ashby (actress)
Caroline Munro (actress)
Chris Corbould (special effects technician and supervisor)
Colin Miller (sound editor)
David Arnold (film composer)
• David Wilson (son of Michael G. Wilson)
• Debbie McWilliams (casting director)
Goldie (actor)
• Gregg Wilson (son of Michael G. Wilson)
• Fionn Morgan (Ian Fleming’s step-daughter)
John Glen (second unit director/director)
• John Richardson (special effects supervisor)
• Lili Pohlman
Lindy Hemming (costume designer)
Madeline Smith (actress)
Margaret Nolan (actress)
Martine Beswicke (actress)
• Meg Simmonds (EON archive director), and her amazing daughters
Michael G. Wilson (producer)
Mollie Peters (actress)
Neal Purvis (screenwriter)
Norman Wanstall (sound and dubbing editor)
Peter Janson-Smith (Ian Fleming’s foreign sales agent of the 1950s and 1960s, former Chairman of Glidrose Productions)
Peter Lamont (production designer)
Robert Wade (screenwriter)
Safira Afzal (actress)
Shane Rimmer (actor)
Shirley Eaton (actress)
• Steve Begg (visual effects supervisor)
• Stewart Hamilton (second assistant director)
Valerie Leon (actress)

Friends and members from the Bond community who attended the very exclusive launch party included:

• Ajay Chowdhury (Editor of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang)
• Andy Boyle (Bondstars)
• Brad Frank (Member of the Board of Directors, The Ian Fleming Foundation)
• Dave Worrall (co-editor of Cinema Retro)
• Gareth Owen (Roger Moore's PA and proprietor of Bondstars)

Reviews in the press about the exhibition:
>Mail Online, July 5, 2012
>Radio Times, July 9, 2012
>Disegno, July 10, 2012
>Because London, July 12, 2012
>Metro UK, July 16, 2012
>The Globe and Mail, August 4, 2012
>Travel London, August 10, 2012

Many thanks to the Barbican staff (Sir Nicholas Kenyon and the design team in particular), and EON's publicity staff.

Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style is on display at the Barbican Centre in London until September 5, 2012, and then at Toronto’s Bell Lightbox from October 26 to January 20, 2013.

For more information about the exhibit in London, visit the official website.

The new Bond film, Skyfall (Daniel Craig's third film as Ian Fleming's secret agent), opens in UK and Swedish cinemas on October 26, 2012.

This article was written by Anders Frejdh. © 2012 From Sweden with Love.

Schedule for Designing 007 around the world:
>London (from July 6 to September 5, 2012)
>Toronto (October 26, 2012 to January 20, 2013)
>Shanghai (March 28, 2013 to June 30, 2013)
>Melbourne (Nov 1, 2013 to February 23, 2014)
>Moscow (June-September 2014)
>Rotterdam (October 12, 2014 to February 8, 2015)

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6 JULY-5 SEPTEMBER 2012
DESIGNING 007: 50 YEARS OF BOND STYLE

The Barbican marks the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise, from 1962's Dr. No to this year's 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.
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In collaboration with EON Productions and with unprecedented access to their archives, Designing 007 will be a multi-sensory experience, immersing audiences in the creation and development of Bond style over its auspicious 50 year history.

It will explore 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 Corbuld, 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 (Live and Let Die (1973) and the 1967 version of Casino Royale (1967)), Lindy Hemming (GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999), Die Another Day (2002) and Casino Royale (2006)), Ronald Patterson (The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)), Emma Porteous (Octopussy (1983), A View to a Kill (1985) and The Living Daylights (1987)), and Jany Temime (Skyfall (2012)).

On display too will be 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 will transform the Barbican, 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 the Barbican, with guest-curation by fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave and Oscar®-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming.

Opening Hours:
6 July – 5 September 2012: 11am – 8pm (Thursdays until 10pm)

Please check availability before visiting. Timed admission is in operation — advance booking is strongly advised. Last admission 90 mins before close.

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

Ticket prices:
Standard: £12
Concessions: £10
Under 16s: £8
Barbican Red/Orange Members: £8
Barbican Yellow Members: £10

Articles in the press about the Designing 007 exhibition:
>An exhibition to mark 50 years of James Bond films (The Guardian, February 29, 2012)
>James Bond - a character to die for (The Telegraph, June 10, 2012)
>The 10 best Bond outfits – in pictures (The Observer, June 24, 2012)
>James Bond: The spy who loved to look cool (The Independent, June 30, 2012)

James Bond 50th Anniversary events and products featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Scalextric's James Bond 50th Anniversary products
>50 Years of James Bond poster revealed (January 10, 2012)
>Director's panel in Las Vegas (January 10, 2012)
>Royal Mail needs you for Bond (January 14-29, 2012)
>James Bond special in Mail on Sunday Live (January 15, 2012)
>Kindle edition of Cubby Broccoli's biography (January 16, 2012)
>Bond in Motion exhibition opens (January 17, 2012)
>James Bond at BAFTA Awards 2012 (February 12, 2012)
>Two new James Bond Omega limited edition watches (February 22, 2012)
>Britt Ekland, George Lazenby and John Glen attends film festival in Oman (March 30, 2012)
>Maud Adams & Eunice Gayson attends TCM Classic Film Festival in Los Angeles (April 14, 2012)
>New James Bond video game announced: 007 Legends (April 18, 2012)
>Buckingham Covers 50th Anniversary sheet (May 1, 2012)
>James Bond special in EMPIRE magazine's June issue (May, 2012)
>Autographed trading cards set released (May 2, 2012)
>James Bond films screened at Cannes Film Festival (May 16-27, 2012)
>150 piece 50 Years Celebration Poker set released (May 30, 2012)
>200 piece 50 Years Celebration Poker set released (May 30, 2012)
>500 piece 50 Years Celebration Poker set released (May 30, 2012)
>007 At 50: James Bond screenings in Los Angeles (June 8-24, 2012)
>Release of a new James Bond Monopoly: The 50th Anniversary Edition (July 31, 2012)
>Postcards from the James Bond archives released (September 3, 2012)
>Blu-ray set with the first 22 James Bond films (September 24, 2012)
>Premiere of Skyfall (October 26, 2012)
>Designing 007 exhibition in Toronto (October 26, 2012-January 20, 2013)
>Anniversary concert in London (November 23, 2012)

Editor's note:
For more James Bond exhibitions presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Goldfinger's personal Pilot, Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman) tells Bond (Sean Connery) that they are on their way to Goldfinger's Kentucky Horse Farm. © 1964 Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved.

Watch out on the official Barbican website for the latest information on the exhibit:

www.barbican.org.uk/bond/

Tags:

#designing_007

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