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Bond Girls and Swarovski Crystals are the Deadliest Combination


Beauty, intelligence, and danger are three characteristics that make a classic Bond Girl so irresistible and simultaneously treacherous. For Skyfall, costume designer Jeny Temine partnered with Swarovski Crystals for a custom handmade gown that is fit for such a woman of mystery. 

Bond Girls and Swarovski Crystals are the Deadliest Combination

There have been numerous Bond Girls in the history of the James Bond movie series. The character Severine stars as Daniel Craig’s love interest in the latest edition Skyfall. Featured wearing a custom dress with 60,000 Swarovski Crystals, actress Bérénice Marlohe seduces James Bond very successfully.

Bond Girls and Swarovski Crystals are the Deadliest Combination

Created through the collaboration of costume designer Jeny Temine and Swarovski Crystals, each of the 60,000 crystals were applied one-by-one to the arms, neckline, back, and sides of the gown featured in the film. Temine reveals that, “I saw crystal print designs in Swarovski’s Atelier in Paris and I knew I wanted to create a bespoke crystal ‘Tattoo’ design for Severine’s dress.”

This of course will not be the only look featured in Skyfall. Thankfully we have many other luxurious costumes and secret agent suits to keep us intrigued throughout the film. Other notable details about the film include Adele recording the first James Bond theme to go to number one on iTunes. Take a listen to the track here.

Contributed by Emily Draznik

Chicago transplant and aspiring gay icon. I hold the belief that puns are the highest form of humor and love writing about fashion and everything in between.