Jany Temime: The Woman Behind The Most Famous Looks In Bond

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The Bond films are famous for their women. The modern Bond films have featured some of the best-known actresses of our time, Penelope Cruz to Lea Seydoux. Their characters are as quick-witted as they are fashionable, and with the latest 007 to be played by Lashana Lynch, a new era of Bond costuming has been hailed.

Jany Temime, who designed for both Spectre and Skyfall has been praised for being responsible for updating the image of the Bond Girl. She has brought Bond into a new era by blending costuming with feminist influence. She will not be designing on No Time To Die, however Suttirat Anne Lalarb has taken on the challenge. Excitingly, both Temime and Lalarb are Londoners, with Temime originally moving to London to work on the Harry Potter franchise, and the Evening Standard naming Lalarb one of London’s most influential people after designing for the 2012 Olympic Games.

In the past, the women in Bond films have been a point of great contention and, according to Rosamund Pike, this was something to be considered in the first audition. Thankfully Temime has brought the Bond girls into the 21st Century by creating looks that bridge costume and fashion.

The symbiotic relationship between Bond and the fashion industry can be traced back to the 1960s, when women in Bond films wore surprisingly little clothing. As hemlines were getting shorter in the fashion world, these characters were on the cutting edge.

 

 

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Utilising Bond Fashion at Home

The difference in Temime’s costuming is that she wanted to design something feminist, yet eye-catching, that all women wanted to wear. And what better excuse to get dressed up than a fitting Bond night out at the casino? Even better, a night in at the casino? Although you may not see women dressed this elegantly in an ordinary casino in London, you may be able to create the same opulence at home. Temime’s idea that the Bond costuming is something that every woman could wear may make you feel more warmly about the little black dress in your wardrobe.

If you fancy an update, you could do worse than Oscar De La Renta, whose pieces resemble gowns from the Day of The Dead scene in Spectre. If you’re looking for something a little more ‘out there’, you could do no better than Australian designer Alex Perry, who creates exquisite show stopping pieces often incorporating sequins and bold colours. Once you have found your dress, you can take yourself to the casino. If you’re organising a casino night at home for a couple of guests, the best place to start would be on a site like BonusFinder. For example, this Unibet review signposts towards bonuses for first time players. They may dress well, but Bond girl magic is in their confidence, they always seem to know what they’re doing so, win or lose, the most important thing is to act calm at the felts – digital or otherwise.

 

 

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In her Bond films, Temime lifted necklines, and focussed on strength and elegance in her costuming, and she took influence from the environment in order to create showstopping pieces. On her Instagram, Temime explains how, in Skyfall, director Sam Mendes wanted the character of Severine to enter a Macau Casino, but with her back turned. This would be the first time that Severine is revealed to the audience. For this, Jany created a dress with exquisite sheer lace panelling in the back to create a dramatic entrance. She took influence from film noir and modern fashion, creating a dress which took around six months to make and required 60,000 hand-applied crystals.

 

 

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Bond costuming seems to be moving in in a strong feminist direction, and it is still more exciting than ever. With Lashana Lynch taking up the role of 007 in No Time To Die, it will be exciting to see where the costuming will take Suttirat Anne Lalarb. One thing is for sure, it is only going to continue to empower the women in the franchise.

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