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Exclusive: Spectre costume designer dishes on dressing Bond

In her only Irish interview, Spectre costume designer Jany Temime dishes on what it's like dressing Bond

Published 26/10/2015 | 05:00

Licence to thrill: Daniel Craig's latest outing as Bond in Spectre.
Licence to thrill: Daniel Craig's latest outing as Bond in Spectre.
Lea Seydoux in the latest James Bond film Spectre. Bond girls Monica Bellucci and Seydoux have given a glimpse of their characters in the new film.
Daniel Craig reprises his 007 role in Spectre
Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci in SPECTRE
Daniel Craig in a scene from the latest James Bond film Spectre (MGM/PA)
Costume designer Jany Temime

Spectre costume designer Jany Temime has revealed the secret to becoming a Bond girl – confidence.

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Designing an appropriately dramatic ensemble for the Bond girl’s iconic entrance scene comes with pressures of its own. Whether it’s Ursula Andress emerging from the water in a cream bikini in Dr No or  Berenice Marlohe in the casino in Skyfall - the script has changed, but the concept remains the same. 

“The evolution of the Bond woman is based on the evolution of society,” Jany told Independent Style.

“The clothes that I choose for them are the clothes that every single working woman will wear. I just believe that being sexy and feeling very good in your body is just a release of power and everyone can achieve that.

Lea Seydoux in the latest James Bond film Spectre. Bond girls Monica Bellucci and Seydoux have given a glimpse of their characters in the new film.
Lea Seydoux in the latest James Bond film Spectre. Bond girls Monica Bellucci and Seydoux have given a glimpse of their characters in the new film.

“You might not be beautiful, but you can achieve that with perfect grooming. Of course you can have a Bond moment whether you’re a man or woman.

“You have to feel confident. Then you can achieve your Bond moment.”

As for the main man, Temime, who is a brand ambassador with Gillette, says she looks to the past Bond films for inspiration, adding subtle twists to his outfits to modernise the wardrobe of the quintessential English gentleman.

“Every costume follows a certain style and the costume for the script of Spectre, it was much more minimalist,” she explained. “It’s a different style in the way that he’s living a different adventure, a different sort of life and on a different journey.

Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci in SPECTRE
Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci in SPECTRE

“But he will always be confident, looking groomed. Bond stays Bond no matter what the situation is.

“I look to the other Bonds – Bonds are always the same. They are extremely confident, extremely well groomed, it’s is the character of Bond and he will always be like that - no matter what has been or what will be. This is his character.

“Bond stays very classic. This is what makes him a different [leading man] than the rest of them. This is why men love Bond. They know that they can also get that Bond moment if they want with the same preparation and grooming to feel the same confidence he does.”

Temime is also no stranger to Irish actors having worked with Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson in In Bruges and Domnhall Gleeson in the Harry Potter franchise.

Costume designer Jany Temime
Costume designer Jany Temime

“I love Irish men, they are wonderful,” she added. “I haven’t the words to express.”

Gillette has partnered with Jany Temime, award-winning costume designer from SKYFALL and SPECTRE, to provide style tips to help men everywhere feel confident and look their best so they are prepared for their “Bond Moments.” To celebrate the partnership, a SPECTRE/Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor with FlexBall Technology gift pack is also available in stores now.  More information about the gift packs and “Bond Moments” can be found at www.Gillette.com.

Daniel Craig reprises his 007 role in Spectre
Daniel Craig reprises his 007 role in Spectre

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