If you think about it, there are only a handful of motifs that connect each Bond film. 007 will order a martini, shaken, not stirred. There's the "Bond, James Bond" way of introducing himself, and he prefers a Walther PPK to most other guns.
Even as the actor playing James Bond changes, identifying the world's most famous secret agent is never hard because of perhaps the most important recurring theme: his impeccable style.
The latest video blog from the "Skyfall" set examines how costume designer Jany Temime approached the iconic character's classic style while bringing something new to the table.
Check out the video after the jump!
Naturally, developing a time-tested and beloved character like Bond comes with a certain amount of challenges, but Temime said she was up for it. "It's quite difficult because James Bond is such an iconic figure," she said. "You have to respect a certain style, an English gentleman, perfectly dressed up, sometimes doing a lot of physical stunts with beautiful, glamorous women in exotic locations. That's what's expected to be seen, so you have to give a new look to a very successful image.
Of course, Daniel Craig will wear suits as Bond, but the style this time has changed slightly. "They wanted suits that were very near his body," Temime said. "He wanted suits that were supple. He wanted suits that moved with him, and he does have a great body."
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