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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, with a unique exhibition showcasing the inside story of the design and style of the world's most influential and iconic movie brand.
FSWL was invited to the exclusive launch party for Designing 007 at the Barbican in London, read our report.
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 and the 1967 version of Casino Royale), Lindy Hemming (GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day and Casino Royale), Ronald Patterson (The Spy Who Loved Me), Emma Porteous (Octopussy, A View to a Kill and The Living Daylights), and Jany Temime (Skyfall).
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.
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.
>Designing Bond's Look
>Designing Bond's World
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)
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: