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Designing 007 exhibition opens in Moscow this week

09-Jun-2014 • Event

Détente indeed! 007's globe-trotting exhibition is touching down in Moscow this week. "Designing 007: 50 Years of Bond Style" is running from from June 11 to September 7th at the Multimedia Arts Museum in Moscow.

To stage the exhibition, Oscar winning costume designer Lindy Hemming, who was responsible for James Bond’s wardrobe from "GoldenEye" to "Casino Royale", has teamed up with fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave as the guest curators of the exhibit, and together they have meticulously selected over 400 items, many of which are on public display for the very first time.

As the name suggests, the exhibition charts the design process over the past fifty years of the James Bond films, from "Dr. No" to the upcoming "Skyfall". Each design discipline is looked at, from Ken Adam's seminal production sketches through to the iconic props made by the art department, including Bond's briefcase from "From Russia, With Love" and the iconic Aston Martin DB5, which opens the exhibition. Unsurprisingly, with a fashion historian and a costume designer as curators, there is an emphasis on costuming, with many original costumes and some lovingly recreated pieces on display.

More recently, Designing 007 added some pieces of interest from the third act of 007's 23rd outing, "Skyfall", including scale models of the DB5 that meets a fiery end.

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