Tonight James Bond takes on the USA. As the new 007 opens in theatres I thought there couldn’t be a better moment to highlight the fabulous fashions you will see on screen tonight. A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend a special private screening for the film, hosted by Swarovski, and from a fashion perspective there’s one scene in particular that steals the show. Bérénice Marlohe, who plays Bond’s love interest in the film, appears on screen wearing a gorgeous black dress. The dress is embellished with Swarovski crystals that appear on the sheer arms and back of the costume, making Severine look as if she is covered in crystal tattoos. The construction of the garment is both sexy and sophisticated. Costume designer Jany Temime had this to say about the dress:
“The collaboration with Swarovski from the beginning was very successful. I saw crystal print designs in Swarovski’s Atelier in Paris and I knew I wanted to create a bespoke crystal “Tattoo” design for Severine’s dress. We applied the crystal tattoos, with over 60,000 Swarovski Elements, onto very fine tulle for the arms, neckline, back and sides of the dress accentuating Severine’s exquisite figure.”
60,000 Swarovski elements! I don’t even want to imagine the time that took to put together.
Severine’s dress wasn’t the only Swarovski feature in the film. The character also wore specially designed pieces from a collaboration between Stephen Webster and Swarovski for this specific scene. Four pieces were created and while the dress is one of kind, these pieces of jewelery are actually available to purchase in Swarovski stores and online. Now if only I could buy a quick fix to get Severine’s killer curves.
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