After waiting 6 years since the last Bond film, Spectre, the long awaited next installment of the franchise, has arrived! As the reviews are pouring in of the movie, I am still in awe of the the lovely styles that the gorgeous female cast wore to the Royal Albert Hall red carpet.
Everyone dressed impeccably, as one must, especally if in a Bond film. From the lovely Ana De Armas, to the drop dead gorgeous Phoebe Waller-Bridge – all these ladies dressed perfectly.
This cast continued to uphold the stylish torch of the Bond legacy by dressing to the nines even outside their roles.
Ana de Armas wore a custom Louis Vuitton dress, which was a bias-cut, velvet gown with a deep V neckline and a thigh-high split.
The work that went into this dress was so intricate.
The chain straps were created by 3D laser cuttings, while they were embroidered with 7,520 Japanese beads, 980 glass beads and 820 rhinestones. This process took over 103 hours to complete in the Louis Vuitton atelier.
Lea Seydoux also wore an exquisite custom Louis Vuitton gown.
The design took over 520 hours to create with 29,000 sequins, 50,000 cuvettes and 8,800 glass beads were intricately placed on the design. The sections of the dress, including the skirt, top, belt and cape all required precise construction and individual assembly.
Lashana Lynch, who is playing a 007 agent in the new film wore, wore a beautiful Vivianne Westwood yellow canary gown. I love Westwood’s designs, each piece is nodding to vintage silhouettes with a gorgeous structure under the ethereal feminine outer-layer.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge wore Azzaro Fall 2021 Haute Couture embellished black jumpsuit and ivory coat. How stunning is this woman? I have come to admire this woman so much from her wit to her femininity.
I would also like to share this incredible quote from her when she was being interviewed on the red carpet.
And EVERYONE breathes a sigh of utter, utter relief.
Waller-Bridge’s comment comes after Daniel Craig also said he did not think the role of Bond should be given to a woman, but that better roles need to be offered to women and people of colour in the film industry.
He told the Radio Times: “There should simply be better parts for women and actors of colour. Why should a woman play James Bond when there should be a part just as good as James Bond, but for a woman?”
I think he makes a great point – and as a woman I totally agree.
With all these remakes being made to replace, if not rewrite, a particular famous role that was played originally by a man – should not original films, with strong WELL WRITTEN scripts, simply be made for women?
Let famous movies lie with the original sex for the role chosen – create new stories for the other.
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