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Lindy Hemming discusses her involvement with forthcoming Bond exhibit

15-Jun-2012 • Bond Style

Veteran costume designer Lindy Hemming spoke with Clothes on Film to discuss her contribution to the "Designing 007", an exhibit hosted at the Barbican in London, and opening next month.

"...the choices of what to include were driven by the attempt to follow our brief and show at least 50% of artefacts that have not been exhibited before, attempting to represent, where possible, the whole span of the films. Costume design, Set Design, Storyboards, Marquette and Models, Props, Gadgets, Jewellery, Shoes, and Special Effects being some of the disciplines included, with about 70 mannequins and a progression in a kind of story order through the development of Bond’s world," says the designer.

"Very few costumes from the early films were kept, and not much of anything else, however Sir Ken Adam, the great production designer, had saved much of his design output, so we had that, plus we decided to re-create some of the iconic items, like Honor Blackman’s gold waistcoat from Goldfinger (1964), some very beautiful early evening dresses, and as everyone by now knows, some exquisite tailoring re-creation by Anthony Sinclair for our Sean Connery mannequin. There remained no pattern blocks for the Conduit cut suits made for Connery, but there are examples in the archive, only one brown 2 piece suit and one navy melton Chesterfield overcoat."

Read the complete interview at clothesonfilm.com

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