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Tom Ford ‘thrilled’ to reprise Bond styling

 (Left-Right) French actress Berenice Marlohe, British actor Daniel Craig and British actress Naomie Harris pose at a photocall of the 23rd film in the James Bond series; in central London. — AFP pic (Left-Right) French actress Berenice Marlohe, British actor Daniel Craig and British actress Naomie Harris pose at a photocall of the 23rd film in the James Bond series; in central London. — AFP pic LOS ANGELES, Nov 5 — Tom Ford “could not be happier” about dressing Daniel Craig in upcoming Bond movie Skyfall, scheduled for international release late 2012. 

It was revealed November 3 that the designer will be reprising his styling duties for the spy thriller, which is currently being filmed and stars the British actor along with new Bond girls Bérénice Marlohe and Naomie Harris. 

Designer-and-director Tom, who helmed 2009 drama A Single Man, dressed current 007 Craig in Skyfall’s 2008 predecessor Quantum of Solace. 

He thinks the fictional spy perfectly encompasses his eponymous label’s sleek aesthetic. 

“I couldn’t be happier to be dressing Daniel Craig again,” explained the designer in an announcement of the collaboration. 

“James Bond epitomises the Tom Ford man in his elegance, style and love of luxury. I am thrilled to move forward with this iconic character.” 

Daniel’s Bond attire will be handmade in Italy and will include the mandatory tailored suits as well as suave accessories and Tom Ford eyewear. 

Tom isn’t the first designer to offer his services to a movie costume department. Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld was the natural choice for costume supervision during the making of 2009 Coco Chanel biopic Coco avant Chanel. 

Highlights included a specially made remake of Coco’s iconic monochrome suit for leading lady Audrey Tautou. 

Meanwhile, siblings Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte got caught in a heated debate back in January after collaborating on a series of costumes for last year’s ballet thriller Black Swan. 

Costume designer Amy Westcott was given credit come awards season, after Kate and Laura had reportedly not negotiated credits in their initial contract. — AFP-Relaxnews

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