BRONWYN COSGRAVE

Designing 007:
Fifty Years of Bond Style

This is the largest James Bond museum exhibition ever staged. I was appointed by EON Productions to curate it with the Oscar-winning costume designer, Lindy Hemming. To showcase the design of 24 Bond movies, we were granted unprecedented access to EON’s legendary archive. The show broke box office records upon opening at London’s Barbican Centre, Europe’s largest cultural centre, in July 2012. It then toured to nine cities around the world over five years.

 

The Barbican Centre

 

 

“Every aspect of this extensive retrospective of the Bond films has been carefully thought through.”

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“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.”

The Guardian >

 

“Her look was so contemporary.”

Vogue.co.uk

 

 

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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.

 

“Chicissimo.”

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