Fifty years since the first movie, the 23rd Bond film, SKYFALL, had its world premiere in London on October 26. It features stunning French actress Bérénice Marlohe as Bond girl Sévérine, the newest smoldering siren to tempt 007.
Award-winning costume designer Jany Temime captured Sévérine’s femme fatale look with an alluring, full-length black dress made with 60,000 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. Viewers and Bond alike are mesmerized at the first sight of Sévérine, leaning seductively against the banister during the casino scene, exposing the transparent back of her dress. Temime has made the most of this angle, using the sheer black tulle to presenting her back as apparently naked.
“Bérénice is so beautiful, feminine, voluptuous”, says Temime. “She’s like Ava Gardner—very film noir, very Fifties. And Sévérine, she’s a naughty girl. I wanted her to look sexy and exceptional and dark”. It took six months to create the dress—a sheer body covered with tattoo-effect transfers, corseted bodice and floor-length satin skirt with sheer side panels.
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