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Bennett Winch SC Holdall

North-America - Designing 007 - 50 Years of Bond Style

26 October, 2012

From October 26, 2012 to January 20, 2013, Designing 007 - Fifty Years of Bond Style (which is on display in the Barbican in London, UK until September 5th, 2012) will move to TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Canada and focus on the distinctly British luxuriance of the world's most iconic movie brand and its influence on art, music, lifestyle, automotive design, travel, technology and fashion over the course of five decades. Designing 007 - Fifty Years of Bond Style is curated by the Barbican Centre, with guest-curation by fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave and Academy Award®–winning costume designer Lindy Hemming, and designed by Ab Rogers. TIFF’s exhibition will feature a series of accompanying film programmes to be announced at a later date. The exhibition is organized by Barbican Centre, London, in partnership with EON Productions.

tiffPreviously unseen costumes, lavish recreated sets, iconic gadgets, props, original photographs and concept drawings are set to thrill audiences in celebration of half a century of the most charming and sophisticated of secret agents

“After 50 years of popularity the James Bond franchise continues to entertain and intrigue audiences around the world,” said Handling. “We are delighted to have collaborated with one of Europe’s most prestigious institutions to bring this unique exhibition to TIFF Bell Lightbox for its first North American stop.”

Designing 007 - Fifty Years of Bond Style is a natural progression for TIFF Bell Lightbox,” said Cowan. “

Highlights confirmed to date include the steel teeth worn by Richard “Jaws” Kiel in The Spy Who Loved Me (1997); storyboards for Diamonds are Forever (1971); the Anthony Sinclair overcoat worn by Sean Connery in Dr. No (1962); the poker table from Casino Royale (2006); multiple gadgets from Q Branch including the attaché case given to Bond in From Russia With Love (1963); and the 1961 United Artists/Eon Productions contract to produce the James Bond film series.

Announcements with further details will be made in the coming months.

Sunday, October 28, 2012 6:00 pm - Thursday, December 27, 2012 7:00 pm

TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King St W
Toronto, ON M5V 3X5
(416) 599-8433
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