Up close to classic James Bond bikinis, cat-suits and razor-sharp bowler hats

12:47 20 June 2012

Ursula Andress emerging from the sea in Dr No PIC: Danjaq, LLC/United Artists Corporation/PA Wire

Ursula Andress emerging from the sea in Dr No PIC: Danjaq, LLC/United Artists Corporation/PA Wire

The bikini worn by Ursula Andress in Dr No and Halle Berry’s two-piece outfit from Die Another Day feature in a new James Bond show - alongside Sean Connery’s shorts.

The iconic customes all feature in a 007 exhibition at the Barbican, in central London from July 6.

Fifty years of 007 movies are being celebrated at a two-month long exhibition, Designing 007: Fifty Years Of Bond Style.

Among the 400 Bond items are the swimming trunks by Daniel Craig as he emerged from the sea in his Bond debut, Casino Royale.

More than 400 Bond items will be brought together for the exhibition, opening on July 6, with weapons such as Scaramanga’s golden gun, Oddjob’s deadly bowler hat and Rosa Klebb’s flick-knife shoes.

Vehicles and gadgets will include Bond’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5 and the attache case featured in From Russia With Love. Roger Moore’s white tuxedo from Octopussy and space suit from Moonraker are also to feature.

The exhibition, guest-curated by fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave and Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming, will tour internationally.

Further details are at www.barbican.org.uk/bond.

The latest Bond movie Skyfall, again starring Craig as the suave agent, is in production and due for release later this year.

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Ditch the caffeine and try a refreshing hot water and lemon.

Read more

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch got to see his new waxwork when he appeared on the Graham Norton Show.

Read more

Local media report Scottish expat being gunned down after intervening during a robbery in Sao Paulo.

Read more

Promotions

AGA Living Subscription

Every issue of AGA Living magazine is packed full of celebrity AGA owner interviews, interior and design features, ideas to inspire your culinary imagination, mouth-watering recipes and inspirational shopping ideas.

Dojo gives you hand picked recommendations for events, places and activities in London

Tired of always hearing about some amazing event in London after its gone, missing out on the best activities? That’s where Dojo comes in.

Local media report Scottish expat being gunned down after intervening during a robbery in Sao Paulo.

Have you ever wonder where people go when they leave care?

Queen Elizabeth has sent her first ever tweet.

The Messiah has returned to Newsnight, And this time Russell Brand was airing his controversial opinions to new presenter Evan Davis.

Quirky London