Zoe Bradley's James Bond Spectre Day of the Dead Dress with Omega Watches November 04, 2015 16:00
As opening film sequences go, the new James Bond film, Spectre is pretty spectacular.
Celebrating the annual festival of Day of the Dead, a cast of thousands pulsate through the sultry heat of the Mexico City streets. They are dressed in the most elaborate and detailed costumes ever undertaken in any James Bond film.
We were delighted therefore to get a call from leading luxury watch brand, Omega, whose timepieces have been worn by James Bond for the last 20 years, to ask if we could recreate one of the spectacular dresses that feature in the opening sequence.
Zoe Bradley and her team set to work on sketches, designing elaborate and voluminous dress shapes and headpieces, incorporating large flowers and skulls. All of which were to be realised in paper!
The dress was commissioned by the top department store in Berlin Kaufhaus des Westerns (KaDeWe), whose entire windows have been dedicated to the new James Bond film.
The Day of the Dead dress was created from our studio using hundreds of hand crafted white paper flowers and 15 skulls were painstakingly put together using white paper. These were then applied by hand to the dress frame, creating a huge sweep across the window and framing a film still from the opening Mexico sequence.
Actress Naomie Harris, who plays Miss Moneypenny opened the Omega James Bond exhibition at the luxury department last week ahead of the Berlin Premiere of the film. The exhibition is open to the public until the 14th November 2015.