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Quantum of Solace Prada dress and Jinx throwing knife at Bonhams auction

23 September, 2020

The Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia auction on 13 October 2020 in London features three Bond related lots: a Prada dress worn in Quantum of Solace, a Jinx throwing knife and a Vivienne Westwood gold skeleton necklace gifted to Naomie Harris at the time of SPECTRE.

Prada dress

The black Prada dress is worn by Olga Kurylenko as Camille in Quantum of Solace (2008). She wears the dress with a pair of Gina Paris shoes (read more).

black Prada dress is worn by Olga Kurylenko as Camille in Quantum of Solace

This dress (or another screen used version of the same dress) was also offered at the Christie's 50 Years of James Bond auction in 2012, and sold for £7,500.

The current estimate at Bonhams is £4,500 - £5,000 / $5,800 - 6,400

The cocktail dress of black crêpe, sweetheart neckline and thick shoulder straps with fabric rose detail attached, pleated front, ruched to the left hand side, a bow at the back, labelled inside Prada, Made In Italy, and an 'S' written in black ink on the label, purchased for Olga Kurylenko for her role as Camille Montes in James Bond Quantum Of Solace; accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Eon Productions signed by the Archive Director, together with a U.S one-sheet poster for the film in which Olga is wearing an identical dress.

The dress features prominently across five scenes in the film. Camille is first seen wearing an identical dress when she attends Greene's ecological fundraiser in La Paz. The dress is then featured in the scenes following, where Camille and James Bond (Daniel Craig) set out to explore the area of desert acquired by Dominic Greene. This includes the scene where the pair are flying across the Bolivian desert, their death defying ejection from the plane and parachute into a deep sinkhole and the discovery of Greene's plot to blockade Bolivia's fresh water supply.

Louise Frogley, the costume designer for Quantum of Solace, has said in an interview, I wanted the Bond girls snappy and slightly '60s, to harmonize with Bond. Prada had the best possible looks so I used them.

Jinx Throwing Knife

Another Bond prop on auction is a throwing knife used by Jinx (Halle Berry) in Die Another Day (2002).

Jinx throwing knife die another day prop store bonhams

The screen-used prop lightweight composite throwing-knife is painted with reflective silver paint. It comes in a custom-made display-case, along with a series of production photographs, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Prop Store.

A similar knife in different display was sold at Bonhams in 2011 for £480 and one is currently for sale at HeroProp for $950 and in 2019 one of these knives was offered at the Prop Store Live Auction 2019.

Estimate: £800 - 1,200 / $1,000 - 1,500

James Bond / Vivienne Westwood Limited-Edition Skeleton Necklace made for the release of SPECTRE

This gold coloured metal necklace featuring a skeleton pendant, designed by Vivienne Westwood, housed in black jewellery pouch and Westwood box was gifted to Naomie Harris for her role as Moneypenny SPECTRE (2015). 

Vivienne Westwood celebrated the release of SPECTRE with a Limited Edition SPECTRE Skeleton Collection. The range included a large and small skeleton necklace (with 007 engraved on the clasp) along with matching earrings.

You can currently find some of these necklaces and earrings on eBay for around $100 - 200 but the gold necklace in the Bonhams auction comes with a notecard from Naomie Harris regarding the provenance.

vivienne westwood skeleton necklace

This necklace was kindly donated by Naomie Harris OBE to BAFTA for this sale, proceeds of which will go towards the Illuminating BAFTA campaign, expanding BAFTA's learning and new talent programme.

Estimate: £100 - 150 / $ 130 - 190

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For more information and bidding, visit Bonhams online.


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