Shaken Not Stirred: 007 is on Display

With an eyebrow raised and a smirk across his face, no matter who your ideal version of the character may be, we all envision the same thing when we hear the deep voice of a man with a British accent introducing himself as “Bond, James Bond.” A slick and stylish yet rugged spy, he’s the famous action star of our dreams, the one women love and men want to be, and now he’s on display like never before thanks to the impeccably curated exhibition “Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style”. Having opened it’s doors on April 16th at La Villette in Paris, the most famous spy in the world is showing off a tantalizing display of cars, famous gadgets, sketches and over 400 costumes thanks to the co-curators, fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave and Academy Award winning costume designer, Lindy Hemming.

The exhibition is divided into rooms that include M’s office at MI-6 and Q’s lab and feature pieces like Sean Connery’s black smoking jacket from Dr. No, the pristine tailored suit of Tom Ford for Daniel Craig and Roger Moore’s ivory dinner jacket from Octupussy. But it’s not just the clothes that make the man. There’s the DB5 and DB10 models of the famous Aston Martin and plenty of limited edition Omega watches to go around and with over 90% of the costumes in their original state, the man with the license to kill is well represented from his over 50 years of ‘service’.

 

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