How long does it take to dress a Bond girl?Approximately six months, according to Skyfall’s costume designer, Janey Temime. The wardrobe specialist was responsible for the black backless gown worn byBérénice Marlohe in the latest 007 thriller – among many other pieces.
“The dress features 60,000 crystals all applied by hand – it took six months to create. I was at breaking point,” Temime said last night, prior to a special screening of the film. The gown features a sheer body covered with tattoo-effect transfers, a corseted bodice and floor-length satin skirt with sheer side panels – all covered in glittering Swarovski crystals – and has a starring role in the film posters. Marlohe’s character, Severine, wears the dress during a casino scene, in which she meets James Bond for the first time.
“We had to make six different versions of the body, so that Bérénice could change twice a day during filming,” said Temime. “Each time she changed we had to sew the body onto the main part of the dress while she was wearing it – it was so delicate. It’s a couture dress, really.”
Bond girls are well know to exude sex appeal and with the thoughtful process and design for the character it show it is thoroughly important to be able to bring out and enhance the sexy, dark and confidence in the form of clothing. For the most recent Bond film, Temime – who has also created costumes for six of the eight Harry Potter films, did a amazing job in making Berenice glow with poise and sexiness.