1. James Bond Film Costumes Go Under The Hammer

    By Devin Zydel on 2007-01-31

    CBn earlier reported with details on an upcoming auction in March that would be featuring several costumes from the James Bond films, including Sean Connery’s dinner jacket from Thunderball.

    Further details regarding the available 007 outfits have been released on the official Bonhams website:

    Several outfits from James Bond 007, a fictional British agent created by writer Ian Fleming in 1952 will also be sold.

    Outfits worn by Pierce Brosnan in three of the films he starred in from 1995 to 1999 will feature. From GoldenEye (1995) is Brosnan’s Brioni grey three piece-suit (£8,000-10,000), a similar blue suit (£5,000-6,000) and a cream linen suit (£8,000-10,000).

    In GoldenEye, a new Bond for the 1990s was created, when Pierce Brosnan took over as 007. The long-established house of Brioni in Rome, supplied him with their famed look of style and elegance. Brioni has a stipulated way of tailoring their suits with a minimum of 185 steps to produce the finished article which creates an ageless fashion statement. The grey Brioni suit was used extensively throughout the film, most memorably in the scene between Alec Trevelyan and Bond in the disused communist statue park. A black dress, shoes and jacket, from GoldenEye as worn by Famke Jansen is estimated at £3,000-4,000.

    In Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Brosnan donned the Bond mantle again. Brosnan’s leather jacket, black roll neck sweater, black ski jumper and green combat trousers,(£8,000-10,000) and a blue cotton shirt, black sweat pants and blue canvas deck shoes (£4,000-5,000), as worn in the film, continue the Bond theme.

    A ski suit worn by Brosnan (£6,000-8,000) and a wine coloured ski suit, with fur-lined hood, worn by Sophie Marceau (£1,200-1,500), will be sold, as well. These items featured in the third Brosnan instalment, The World is Not Enough (1999).

    Outfits worn by Roger Moore – James Bond from 1973-1985 – include a navy battle dress jacket, complete with commanders epaulettes and inner pocket for the Walther PPK, (£3,000-4,000), made for The Spy Who Loved Me in 1977. This jacket was used in the finale of the film during the battle between Bond and the Stromberg operatives on the super-tanker.

    In addition, a ‘false front’ for a Naval Commander’s jacket, from The Spy Who Loved Me is estimated at £800-1,200. The item features in the scene where Bond travels to Atlantis from the American submarine. The garment was used to give the impression that Bond is fully clothed under his wetsuit. Military berets, navy crew jackets and trousers, from The Spy Who Loved Me, as worn by the Stromberg crew, in the finale of the film, estimated at £800-1,000 can also be seen. A Showgirl outfit made for the circus girls in Octopussy (1983) ranges from £400-600 per item and a Drax personnel jumpsuit, from Moonraker (1979) is £800-1,200.

    The sale will take place on 6 March.

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