The Establishing Shot: Celebrate 50 years of James Bond with the new summer exhibition - Designing 007 at The Barbican London


Posted by Craig Grobler on Google+ On Thursday, March 08, 2012

Designing 007 ExhibitionAs part of the ongoing celebration of James Bond's 50th year on screen. The Barbican marks the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise, from 1962's Dr No to this year's Skyfall, with a unique exhibition showcasing the inside story of the design and style of the world's most influential and iconic movie brand.

In collaboration with EON Productions and with unprecedented access to their archives, Designing 007 will be a multi-sensory experience, immersing audiences in the creation and development of Bond style over its auspicious 50 year history.

It will explore the craft behind the screen icons, the secret service and villains, tailoring and costumes, set and production design, automobiles, gadgets and special effects, graphic design and motion graphics, exotic locations, stunts and props.

Highlights include gadgets and weapons made for Bond and his notorious adversaries by special effects experts John Stears and Chris Corbould, along with artwork for sets and storyboards by production designers Sir Ken Adam, Peter Lamont and Syd Cain, and costume designs by Bumble Dawson, Donfeld, Julie Harris, Lindy Hemming, Ronald Patterson, Emma Porteous, and Jany Temime.

On display too will be lavish screen finery by Hollywood costume designers and major fashion names including Giorgio Armani, Brioni, Roberto Cavalli, Tom Ford, Hubert de Givenchy, Gucci's Frida Giannini, Douglas Hayward, Rifat Ozbek, Jenny Packham, Miuccia Prada, Oscar de la Renta, Anthony Sinclair, Philip Treacy, Emanuel Ungaro and Donatella Versace.

Designing 007 will transform the Barbican, taking the audience on a journey - a 'making of' and presentation of Bond style over 50 years.

The exhibition is designed by Ab Rogers and curated by the Barbican, with guest-curation by fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave and Oscar®-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming.

Designing 007 Exhibition
Image: Designing 007 Fifty Years of Bond Style

Designing 007 Fifty Years of Bond Style
Where:
The Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

When:
6 Jul – 5 Sep 2012

More info:
For more information head over to: http://www.barbican.org.uk/bond/
THE ESTABLISHING SHOT: CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF JAMES BOND WITH THE NEW SUMMER EXHIBITION - DESIGNING 007 AT THE BARBICAN LONDON

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