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'Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style' will be exhibited at Melbourne Museum this Summer, presenting rare costumes, atmospheric sets, iconic gadgets, props, original photographs and concept drawings from the world's most iconic movie brand.

17 Oct 2013

Hero Image: Sean Connery relaxes on the bumper of his Aston Martin DB5 during the filming of location scenes for ‘Goldfinger’ in the Swiss Alps. Copyright Notice – © 1964 Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved.

Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style presents the craft behind the icon, focusing on the brand’s distinctly British luxuriance. The exhibition looks at the design and style of the James Bond franchise and the craft behind the sets, the music, gadgets, vehicles, technology and fashion over the course of five decades.

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Ken Adam’s concept art for the laser table
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Victorian Minister for Tourism and Major Events Louise Asher said Melbourne is a fitting home for one of the world’s greatest style icons, and predicts that the exhibition will be a major attraction over the summer period.

 

Ice-Palace-Design Ice palace interior, main, Die Another Day
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“We’re delighted to work with our colleagues from the Barbican to bring such a popular exhibition to Melbourne Museum. Alongside the Spring Racing Carnival, the Australian Open Tennis and the Boxing Day Test Match, Designing 007: Fifty years of Bond Style will thrill visitors from interstate and overseas,” said Dr Patrick Greene, CEO, Museum Victoria.

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Camille Montes played by Olga Kurylenko, with Daniel Craig as James Bond.
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Items such as Roger Moore’s white tuxedo from Octopussy and the Spacesuit from Moonraker are displayed alongside the orange bikini worn by Halle Berry in Die Another Day and Daniel Craig’s sky-blue trunks from Casino Royale in the Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style exhibition.

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Scaramanga’s Golden Gun.
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Exhibits on display also include Scaramanga’s Golden Gun from The Man with the Golden Gun, Oddjob’s steel-rimmed bowler hat and the proto-type of Rosa Klebb’s deadly flick-knife shoes worn in From Russia with Love, Tee-Hee’s metal arm from Live and Let Die and Jaws’ fearsome teeth which first appeared in The Spy Who Loved Me.

 

Jaws'-Teeth Jaw’s teeth
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The Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style exhibition is a collaboration between the Barbican and EON Productions. The unique exhibition was curated by the Barbican, guest-curated by fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave and Oscar®-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming and designed by Ab Rogers who had unprecedented access to EON Production’s archive.

Ken-Adam-Fort-Knox-Design Fort Knox by Ken Adam
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Date Start: 2013/11/01
Date End: 2014/02/23