Designing 007: Watch The Video
Behind the scenes at The Barbican's new James Bond exhibition, celebrating 50 years of the iconic film series.
Friday 13th July, 2012
The Barbican has unveiled a new mini-documentary about the evolution of James Bond's personal style, in which you can hear from a handful of bespoke tailors and designers who have crafted Bond’s on-screen style over 50 years.
“We’ve had unprecedented access to the archive,” says Lindy Hemming, costume designer on all the 007 movies since Goldeneye in 1995. While 90% of the pieces exhibited are original, Hemming divulges that Pussy Galore’s waistcoat and Goldfinger’s golden tuxedo (the one he wears for ‘lazering’ Bond) have been recreated for the exhibition.
Savile Row tailor David Mason, creative director of Anthony Sinclair and another past VS interviewee, is interviewed about his company's heritage creating suits for Sean Connery to wear in the film series.
If simply seeing these iconic pieces at The Barbican isn’t enough for you, meanwhile, Vintage Seekers has a host of Bond-themed collectibles currently listed on site:
Find out more about the exhibition in the VS Calendar