Tag: Wardrobe Review

Bond Wardrobe Review 22: Quantum of Solace (2008)

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The story of Quantum of Solace is a direct continuation of Casino Royale, but the wardrobe is almost another reboot. The remnants of the Brosnan era are gone and a new costume designer and clothier enter: Louise Frogley and Tom Ford.

Bond Wardrobe Review 21: Casino Royale (2006)

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With Casino Royale, the Bond series was rebooted 'as if this is the first Bond picture and there never were any others', in producer Michael G. Wilson's words. There was almost a clean slate for how to interpret the character, which meant that the costume design also had an opportunity to start fresh.

Bond Wardrobe Review 20: Die Another Day (2002)

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Die Another Day was made during one of the best times for menswear and one of the worst times for menswear. In the early 2000s there were no new trends in suits, and that's not a bad thing. Suits were hardly any different than they were in the 1930s: well-balanced, structured and traditional.

Bond Wardrobe Review 19: The World Is Not Enough (1999)

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Lindy Hemming returns with Brioni, Turnbull & Asser and Church's to dress Brosnan at his most elegant for The World Is Not Enough. The same look from Brosnan's first two Bond films returns, but it has been refined for The World Is Not Enough.

Bond Wardrobe Review 18: Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

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For Pierce Brosnan’s second turn at James Bond in Tomorrow Never Dies, costume designer Lindy Hemming and suitmaker Brioni returned to continue what they started in GoldenEye. Tomorrow Never Dies has a fairly small wardrobe, with almost every outfit having a significant moment in the film.

Bond Wardrobe Review 17: GoldenEye (1995)

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James Bond was successfully reinvented for the 1990s. Pierce Brosnan played a new kind of Bond who focused on physical action stunts. The Bond films started to become modern action films in the Dalton era, but the action became a larger focus of the Bond films starting with GoldenEye. This would alter Bond’s costume needs.

Bond Wardrobe Review 16: Licence to Kill (1989)

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American Jodie Tillen was hired as the costume designer, and her American sensibilities took the costumes in a new direction. Bond's wardrobe in the previous four films never delved deeply into the fashions of the 1980s, but in Licence to Kill James Bond dressed as much for the 1980s as Roger Moore had dressed for the 1970s.

Bond Wardrobe Review 15: The Living Daylights (1987)

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Compared to the Moore films, Bond's clothes in The Living Daylights are more pedestrian. Dalton’s clothes are almost all ready-to-wear, which brings a realism to Bond’s wardrobe that we had never seen before. However, this also reflects Dalton’s lack of glamour in Bond.