A collection of costumes from various James Bond films will be auctioned by Bonhams in London next month. MI6 has a full preview...

Bond Costume Auction Preview
13th February 2007

A collection of costumes from various James Bond films will be auctioned by Bonhams in London on March 6th. Viewing times for the public are: Saturday 3 March 2007 – 11am – 3pm, Sunday 4 March 2007 – 11am-3pm, and Monday 5 March 2007 – 9 – 7pm.

Die Another Day
A green leather North Korean style military over coat, with gold epaulettes with applied stars and brass star embossed buttons
Estimate: £400 - 600

Die Another Day
A khaki military jacket and cap,
with applied gold detail to collar, cuffs and cap, with brass star embossed buttons
Estimate: £800 - 1,000

Outfits worn by Pierce Brosnan in three of the films he starred in from 1995 to 1999 will feature. From GoldenEye (1995) is Brosnan’s Brioni grey three piece-suit (£8,000-10,000), a similar blue suit (£5,000-6,000) and a cream linen suit (£8,000-10,000).

In GoldenEye, a new Bond for the 1990s was created, when Pierce Brosnan took over as 007. The long-established house of Brioni in Rome, supplied him with their famed look of style and elegance. Brioni has a stipulated way of tailoring their suits with a minimum of 185 steps to produce the finished article which creates an ageless fashion statement. The grey Brioni suit was used extensively throughout the film, most memorably in the scene between Alec Trevelyan and Bond in the disused communist statue park. A black dress, shoes and jacket, from GoldenEye as worn by Famke Jansen is estimated at £3,000-4,000.

Pierce Brosnan's Brioni three-piece suit, shirt and tie, the three piece suit of grey wool with blue thread, the jacket having Brioni silk effect logo lining
Estimate: £8,000 - 10,000

Izabella Scorupco's blouse, cardigan and skirt, the cardigan by French Connection, of grey coloured angora mix, with mother of pearl effect buttons, the blouse of lemon coloured man made fabric with raised motif, the skirt by Joseph of brown coloured man made fibre
Estimate: £1,500 - 1,800

In Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Brosnan donned the Bond mantle again. Brosnan’s leather jacket, black roll neck sweater, black ski jumper and green combat trousers,(£8,000-10,000) and a blue cotton shirt, black sweat pants and blue canvas deck shoes (£4,000-5,000), as worn in the film, continue the Bond theme.

Tomorrow Never Dies
Pierce Brosnan's eather jacket, black polo neck sweater, a black ski jumper and green combat trousers, the brown leather ¾ length jacket, with black acetate lining
Estimate: £8,000 - 10,000

Tomorrow Never Dies
Michelle Yeoh's brown leather cat-suit, belt and boots, with silver zip to front of cat suit, belt with silvered buckle
Estimate: £2,000 - 2,500

A ski suit worn by Brosnan (£6,000-8,000) and a wine coloured ski suit, with fur-lined hood, worn by Sophie Marceau (£1,200-1,500), will be sold, as well. These items featured in the third Brosnan instalment, The World is Not Enough (1999).

The World Is Not Enough
Pierce Brosnan's ski suit, of quilted man-made fabric in dark green colour, with front zip and velcro fastenings
Estimate: £6,000 - 8,000

The World Is Not Enough
Sophie Marceau's wine coloured ski suit,
with fur lined hood, comprising of a jacket and sleeveless jumpsuit
Estimate: £1,200 - 1,500

Outfits worn by Roger Moore - James Bond from 1973-1985 - include a navy battle dress jacket, complete with commanders epaulettes and inner pocket for the Walther PPK, (£3,000-4,000), made for The Spy Who Loved Me in 1977. This jacket was used in the finale of the film during the battle between Bond and the Stromberg operatives on the super-tanker.

In addition, a ‘false front’ for a Naval Commander’s jacket, from The Spy Who Loved Me is estimated at £800-1,200. The item features in the scene where Bond travels to Atlantis from the American submarine. The garment was used to give the impression that Bond is fully clothed under his wetsuit. Military berets, navy crew jackets and trousers, from The Spy Who Loved Me, as worn by the Stromberg crew, in the finale of the film, estimated at £800-1,000 can also be seen. A Showgirl outfit made for the circus girls in Octopussy (1983) ranges from £400-600 per item and a Drax personnel jumpsuit, from Moonraker (1979) is £800-1,200.

The Spy Who Loved Me
Roger Moore's Navy battle dress jacket,
the jacket being of black wool, complete with commander's epaulettes and inner pocket for Walther PPK
Estimate: £3,000 - 4,000

A Drax personnel jumpsuit,
of yellow/gold cotton mix fabric with white collar, quilted epaulettes, metal zip to front and sleeves, having plastic covered rope edged pocket detail
Estimate: £800 - 1,200