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Octopussy Silk Robe Limited Edition by MENG, a 007 Store exclusive, sells out instantly

09 July, 2020

A recreation of the iconic silk robe worn by Octopussy (Maud Adams) the 1983 film Octopussy was offered exclusively on the 007 Store but sold out immediately.

Octopussy silk robe by meng

The robes are handmade by luxury loungewear experts MENG, following the original design in the Bond Archive.

This is a stunning recreation but unfortunately only seven robes were made, which naturally sold out instantly, even at the price of £950 / $1200.

Each robe is beautifully boxed and comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity from Eon Productions.

Backstory
The iconic octopus artwork was created by Maciek Piotrowski. and appears in the film on hand tattoos, barge flags, and most memorably, on Octopussy's silk robe. For this the costume team customised a plain gown by commissioning a local Udaipur artist to hand paint straight onto the silk.

Roger Moore Octopussy robe Maud Adams

In the film, the robe is worn by Octopussy (Maud Adams) in the Octopalace, an exotic Indian residence which is home to her women-only sisterhood. Bond arrives on the floating island disguised as an crocodile in one of Q's aquatic devices, unaware that Octopussy is watching his every move on her surveillance cameras.

Details
Handmade in the finest 84gsm silk satin, the robe has full kimono sleeves, a wrap front, printed back and a plain silk satin self-tie sash belt at the waist.

octopussy robe meng sleeves

Beautifully cut from unlined ivory silk satin, the robe is decorated with an exact recreation of the original Octopussy octopus symbol, recreated in painterly tones of blue, tan and gold. The design is drawn and printed in the UK.

octopussy design meng silk robe

Each MENG design goes through rigorous checks at each stage of production to ensure every element of the cut, stitching, design placement and finishing is of the highest quality. Presented in a MENG rigid box, with a numbered certificate of authenticity from Eon Productions.

The maker. Meng Zhang worked at Chanel and Lane Crawford before establishing a luxury lifestyle brand inspired by her love of drawing and painting. Born in China and now based in London, she designs original prints and creates clothes for “Sunday mornings with the newspapers, an evening in, or lounging by the pool.” Her collections are stocked at Selfridges, Harrods, Net-a-Porter and luxury boutiques around the globe.

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Those sold out in a flash!

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