The coolest of the cool has to of course be Sean Connery as James Bond - the cars, the clothes, the cocktails, the gadgets, exotic locations.
To celebrate 50 years of James Bond - yes it's been that long, I still remember watching the movies. The Barbican has an upcoming exhibition showcasing the design & style of one of the most iconic movie brands on the planet.
With unprecedented access to their archives, Designing 007 will be a multi-sensory experience, immersing audiences in the creation and development of Bond style over its 50 year history.
It will explore the craft behind the screen icons, the secret service and villains, tailoring and costumes, set and production design, automobiles, gadgets and special effects, graphic design and motion graphics, exotic locations, stunts and props.
Highlights include gadgets and weapons made for Bond and his notorious adversaries, along with artwork for sets and storyboards, and costume designs.
On display too will be lavish screen finery by Hollywood costume designers and major fashion names including Giorgio Armani, Brioni, Roberto Cavalli, Tom Ford, Hubert de Givenchy, Gucci's Frida Giannini, Douglas Hayward, Rifat Ozbek, Jenny Packham, Miuccia Prada, Oscar de la Renta, Anthony Sinclair, Philip Treacy, Emanuel Ungaro and Donatella Versace.
Designing 007 will transform the Barbican, taking the audience on a journey - a 'making of' and presentation of Bond style over 50 years.
It runs from 6th Jul - 5th Sept 2012 - looking forward to seeing it.