Tuesday 11, October 2016

Dubai – MENA Herald: Emaar Properties is celebrating more than fifty years of the launch of the James Bond franchise with an array of dazzling experiences, including the exhibition ‘Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style.’

Burj Khalifa, the global icon by Emaar, will showcase the ‘Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style’ exhibition from November 14, 2016, to February 13, 2017, highlighting the craft behind the cinema icon focusing on its distinctly British luxuriance.

The exhibition at Burj Khalifa ANNEX will present the design and style of the James Bond franchise and the craft behind the sets, the music, gadgets, vehicles, technology and fashion over the course of five decades. The celebration will be held across diverse assets of Emaar including At The Top, Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest observation deck; Reel Cinemas and Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo at The Dubai Mall and The Dubai Fountain – all in Downtown Dubai, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the James Bond franchise like never before.

Since its successful debut at the Barbican Centre, London, in 2012, ‘Designing 007’ has been exhibited in Toronto, Shanghai, Melbourne, Moscow, Rotterdam, Madrid, Mexico City and Paris. For the first time in the Middle East visitors will be able to encounter items including Scaramanga’s Golden Gun from The Man with the Golden Gun and Daniel Craig’s wardrobe from Casino Royale, the Spectre Aston Martin DB10 and more on display.

Ahmad Al Falasi, Executive Director – Group Operations, Emaar Properties: “An architectural masterpiece that has pushed the boundaries of technology, Burj Khalifa is an ideal fit to the sheer excitement and adrenaline rush that Bond movies assure its fans. Over a period of three months, visitors to Downtown Dubai will be assured of an exceptional experience as we celebrate, for the first time in the region, the creativity and craft behind the Bond franchise. To host the 50th anniversary edition in Dubai, underlines the emergence of the city as a favourite destination for high-profile events.”

The ‘Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style’ exhibition is a collaboration between the Barbican and EON Productions. The unique exhibition was curated by the Barbican, guest-curated by fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave and Oscar®-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming and designed by Ab Rogers who had unprecedented access to EON Production’s archive.

At ‘Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style’ screen icons, costumes, production design, automobiles, gadgets, special effects, graphic design, exotic locations, weapons, stunts and props combine to immerse the audience in the creation and development of Bond style over its 50-year history.

The ‘Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style’ exhibition is staged in Dubai by Colina Capital and Koutoulou Art+Events; it is brought to you by Visa in association with OSN. Ticket sales will begin from October 15, 2016.