The exhibition comes to the Victorian city as part of a world tour, including London, Toronto and Shanghai.
Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style will include rare costumes, atmospheric sets, iconic gadgets, props, original photographs and concept drawings. The exhibition looks at the design and style of the James Bond franchise and the craft behind the sets, the music, gadgets, vehicles, technology and fashion over the course of five decades.
Victorian Minister for Tourism and Major Events Louise Asher said Melbourne is a fitting home for one of the world’s greatest style icons, and predicts that the exhibition will be a major attraction over the summer period.
“We’re delighted to work with our colleagues from the Barbican to bring such a popular exhibition to Melbourne Museum. Alongside the Spring Racing Carnival, the Australian Open Tennis and the Boxing Day Test Match, Designing 007: Fifty years of Bond Style will thrill visitors from interstate and overseas,” said Dr Patrick Greene, CEO, Museum Victoria.
Items such as Roger Moore’s white tuxedo from Octopussy and the Spacesuit from Moonraker are displayed alongside the orange bikini worn by Halle Berry in Die Another Day and Daniel Craig’s sky-blue trunks from Casino Royale in the Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style exhibition.
Exhibits on display also include Scaramanga’s Golden Gun from The Man with the Golden Gun, Oddjob’s steel-rimmed bowler hat and the proto-type of Rosa Klebb’s deadly flick-knife shoes worn in From Russia with Love, Tee-Hee’s metal arm from Live and Let Die and Jaws’ fearsome teeth which first appeared in The Spy Who Loved Me.
Further information is available at www.designing007melbourne.com.