Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style
Designing 007 is in the midst of a second three-year global tour. It is currently on show at the Annex, the exhibition space at Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa. In April 2016 it will open in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
This is the largest James Bond exhibition ever staged. It showcases the production design of the 007 film series, which is the longest running and most successful of all time.
“Every aspect of this extensive retrospective of the Bond films has been carefully thought through.”
“Don't tell Cosgrave that the cars and gadgets and accessories you see in James Bond movies are basically boys' fantasy toys. She insists that each Bond film was just ahead of contemporary technology.”
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Designs of the Year
Since 2010, my fashion nominations for this annual Design Museum exhibition — and its tie-in awards, which are known as the “Oscars of the design world” — have been shortlisted and exhibited. My 2013 nomination — Diana Vreeland, The Eye Has to Travel — was the overall winner in the fashion category.
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Miss G., The Secret World of Greta Garbo
This 2013 exhibition at London’s Belmacz gallery paid tribute to Greta Garbo’s influence on contemporary style, displaying items from her wardrobe and art collection alongside current designs by Manolo Blahnik and Stephen Jones.
“A new exhibition offers visitors the chance to get to know a very different side to the mysterious Greta Garbo.”
“Her look was so contemporary.”
THE NEW PRIMITIVISM, DAVID GILL GALLERY
David Gill, the pioneering London gallerist of 20th-century and contemporary design, appointed me to curate this 2009 exhibition of fine jewellery by Roman artist Luigi Scialanga.