Forget the guns, girls and Martinis our recurring memory from the last fifty years of Bond has got to be Daniel Craig's tight blue trunks. And now 007 fans have the chance to get up close and personal to Daniel's smalls and other iconic fashion pieces from the movie series.
A new exhibition opening at the Barbican Centre in London today showcases the film franchise's "huge impact" on fashion. 'Designing 007' has been curated by Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming and fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave.
Bronwyn explained the inspiration behind the exhibit to Vogue:
"The impact of Bond on fashion is huge,"
"Designers are always ready to create costumes for Bond films because of their global appeal. What Bond and his female sidekicks wear is endlessly copied."
Aside from Daniel's 'Casino Royale' shorts, other famous pieces have made the exhibit including Halle Berry's orange bikini from 'Die Another Day' and Ursula Andress' iconic bikini from 'Dr. No'.
Bond's famous suits are also represented as well as designer dresses worn by Bond girls and designed by fashion royalty like Tom Ford, Oscar de la Renta and Hubert de Givenchy.
Bronwyn has her own personal favourite:
"The Conduit Cut suit by Anthony Sinclair - which Sean Connery wore debuting as Bond in 'Dr. No', and with slight modifications through his tenure as Bond is, to me, the men's equivalent of a Chanel suit. Fifty years after the film's release it remains an Anthony Sinclair best-seller and is endlessly copied,"
"We are working with David Mason, who is now the proprietor of Anthony Sinclair, and he has kindly had a Connery-style Conduit Cut suit made for us to display - as well as a tuxedo in the style which Connery wore in 'Dr. No'."