What does the best dressed heroine or villain of the 50s or 60s wear?
While the photos below focus primarily on early Bond Girls (and one uber-villain), these links will help you find costuming for more eras, ages and character types:
- Browse Amalgamated Clothing on Mount Vernon Ave in Alexandria, where shoppers will receive a discount by mentioning the Lit Up Ball, through Saturday, Oct. 18.
- Check out our Lit Up Ball Pinterest board.
- Go to the International Spy Museum’s exhibit: Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains (and if you have a ticket to the Ball, you get a discount on admission through Oct. 31!)
These Bond film images may help inspire your Lit Up Ball costume:
Tatiana Romanova: From Russia with Love
Good, with many outfits to choose from.
Rosa Klebb: From Russia with Love
Evil, with knife-pointed shoes for extra villainy.
Pussy Galore: Goldfinger
Evil, then switches to Bond’s side and is good.
Honey Rider: Dr. No
Also famous for wearing a bikini with a big knife.
Sylvia Trench: Dr. No and From Russia with Love
Good, and additionally the only actress to appear in two Bond films as the same character – besides those who played Moneypenny, and Dame Judi Dench (M).
Miss Taro: Dr. No
Evil. Totally tries to kill Bond.