Currently on display at the London Film Museum is the Bond in Motion exhibition which features a plethora of cars from the James Bond franchise. Also on display are props, outfits and costumes, with some recent editions from the latest movie, No Time to Die.
Make sure you’re checking out the latest Vlog below where I show you around the exhibit and give you all the best annotations from my many many minutes of research.
In the video you’ll see the No Time to Die Matera suit, made by Massimo Alba. It’s a pin whale cotton corduroy slope suit. 3 button and I don’t know if this was worn in the movie, if so it must be one of the earlier ones he wore as there is no deterioration.
In an interview for the podcast with Massimo Alba, Massimo told Matt and I that 30 Sloop suits were ordered by the costume department. Sadly that interview was retracted at the request of Massimo Alba so will not be published.
There is some scuffing on the chukkas though which makes me think this must be screen worn. I’ll have to admit at this point I didn’t get the audio guide. I believe that was 12 pounds, there could me more information in the audio guide.
We also have the Tom Ford suit. For a full break down of this suit you should check out The Bond Experience VLOG. David managed to get a suit made by Tom Ford from the same bolt of yarn.
On display in Bond in Motion
My feedback from friends as we encircled the Tom Ford suit on display, is that Daniel must be quite small. So how tall is Daniel Craig I hear? Well according to celebheights.com he is 5″10 and change. More interesting is this quote from Gemma Arterton who starred alongside Daniel in Quantum of Solace.
THE BEST DRESS IN THE MUSEUM
Moving onto Solitaire’s dress. Worn by Jane Seymour when she was introduced to Bond in the Fillet of Soul.
This was made by costume designer Julie Harris from Indian Cotton and silk velvet purchased retrospectively at Liberty & Co and Harrods. Solitaire’s boots are from H & M Raynes LTD once the Royal family’s preferred shoe shop. ‘Money was no object’ said Harris, recalling her work on Live and Let Die.
They also have the tarot cards on display and the artificial arm worn by Tee Hee played by Julius Harris. A little bit of trivia about that arm I picked up from the 007 Diaries.
Costume Design at its best
This is the Reversible military jacket from Octopussy. I’ve done a full write up on this on the blog in another article that you can find here. I have to say they could have done with putting this on a carousel. It would be nice to see all of it as it’s a very 360 garment.
Improvements to be made
It’s incredibly dark in the museum. Some artefacts simply can’t be seen! And the DB10 from Spectre, with tinted windows. How about rolling the windows down. They had the windows down in the DB5 in Spyscape and I managed to stick my noodle in that. It smelt like pure sex.
The bloodied Brioni tux from Casino Royale is also on display. This is the layered winter costume that Zao wore in Die Another Day played by Rick Yune.
There also some other nice props knocking around. And the gift shop has some nice mugs and posters and women shower gel, oddly. So very much recommend Bond in Motion to people coming to London.
You can find more information on their website by clicking on the link here. From my experience no need to book. Its a short walk from Covent Garden tube or Holborn station.
I will post more photos on the From Tailors With Love Pinterest page.