The white bikini worn by Ursula Andress in one of cinema’s most celebrated scenes, on loan from Planet Hollywood International Inc., joins more than 400 Bond archive items for the first time alongside a faithful recreation of the trunks Sean Connery wore in THUNDERBALL in a new and highly anticipated Barbican exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise from 1962’s DR NO to this year’s SKYFALL.
The items will be displayed alongside those which they later inspired – the orange bikini worn by Halle Berry in DIE ANOTHER DAY and Daniel Craig’s sky blue trunks from CASINO ROYALE, and are among 400 works comprising the Designing 007 - Fifty Years of Bond Style exhibition which opens at London’s Barbican Centre next month.
The Barbican has joined forces with EON Productions to create a unique exhibition curated by the Barbican, guest-curated by fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave and Oscar®-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming and designed by Ab Rogers.
With unprecedented access to EON’s production archive, Designing 007 – Fifty Years of Bond Style is a multi-sensory experience where screen icons, costumes, production design, automobiles, gadgets, special effects, graphic design, exotic locations, weapons, stunts and props combine to immerse the audience in the creation and development of Bond style over its auspicious 50 year history.
The exhibition will transform many of the Barbican spaces including The Silk Street Entrance, the Curve gallery, the Pit theatre and some of the public foyer spaces to take visitors on a journey through a dozen themed rooms and environments reflecting 50 years of Bond style.