Just hours after CBn landed the scoop that James Bond would be sporting Dunhill-tailored clothing in the next 007 film comes word from DNR that the decision was grounded in the fact Bond 22 will have a new costume designer.
Daniel Craig in a Dunhill dinner jacket at the premiere of Casino Royale
The site carries a report on the decision to drop Brioni as Bond’s tailor of choice. A Brioni spokesperson told the site, “We’re sorry to no longer be involved, but things change. There appears to be a new costume designer, and [with that] comes a new approach to the wardrobe.”
At the same time, the IMDb is now listing Louise Frogley as the costume designer for Bond 22. Frogley is an award-nominated costume designer who has worked on numerous blockbusters, including Spy Game, Constantine, Man On Fire, U.S. Marshals and Speed 2: Cruise Control. She is also a frequent collaborator with both Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney, having worked on Traffic, Good Night, And Good Luck., Syriana, The Good German and Ocean’s Thirteen.
If accurate, she takes over from Academy Award-winning costume designer, Lindy Hemming, who has been with the James Bond franchise since 1995’s GoldenEye (the same film in which the famous spy began wearing Brioni).
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