On Bond a la Tom Ford

In On Menswear, On Tom Ford on November 13, 2011 at 6:02 pm

This post is dedicated to my dear friend Riley.

Not only has the upcoming Bond film title been announced – Skyfall – but so has it’s designer! Have you heard?!

Tom Ford, the designer of all things sexy chic, has been chosen to dress Daniel Craig for Skyfall, the new James Bond movie. (just as he did in the Quantam of Solace). I’m not sure if I can emphasize the kind of eye-candy that will likely result from this.

James Bond epitomizes the Tom Ford man. Tom Ford’s love for luxury and elegance, coupled with his style is perfect for developing the iconic Bond character.

Tom Ford is working with costume designer Jany Temime (of Harry Potter films) to create the superspy’s wardrobe. There’s going to definitely be eyewear that will be Bond exclusive, and amazing accessories to accent the evening wear, suits, knitwear, and ties. They’re going to be handmade in Italy. *sigh*

It’ll be interesting to see what Tom Ford will do differently for this film (relative to the Quantum of Solace). I learned recently from “The Cut” that there’s a method to Ford’s genius: the suits must be cut so that Daniel Craig can be “Bond”. The skirt of the suit must be roomy enough so that he can run after villains, climb up a variety of structures, leap from buildings, jump into water, and/or blow things up – all while looking dashing.

The Skyfall press conference is probably indicative of how fabulous this movie will be…

Take a look at what Daniel Craig was wearing – all Tom Ford, of course. His gray two-piece notch lapel suit with a classic collar shirt and the beautiful silk (jacquard?) tie just oozes Bond.

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Sam Mendes is directing. The extraordinary cast? Daniel Craig, of course. and Javier Barden is playing the villain’s role. Judi Dench is back as M!! Berenice Marlohe, a French actress, is rumored to be the next Bond Girl, “Severine”. There’s Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Naomi Harris, and maybe Helen McCrory and Ola Rapace from the Harry Potter films. I’m so excited to see this come alive on screen. There is so much potential here!

“Bond’s loyalty to M [Dench] is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As M16 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.”

dun, dun, dun…


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