The love interests of James Bond are always incredibly beautiful women who exude sultry sophistication, but we think the British spy deserves recognition for his personal style, which has remained impeccable throughout his 50 years on-screen. That's why in honor of the series' latest installment Skyfall, we're Currently Channeling Bond's iconic look. Read on to see which key pieces you'll need to steal his style, albeit in a feminine, alluring way that'll have your friends saying, "Mission accomplished!"The Cinematic Inspiration
Created by writer Ian Fleming in 1953, Bond is certainly one of the most famous--and beloved--British characters in fiction and film. The suave super agent has been portrayed by some of cinema's greatest stars from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig. But while each film's plot revolves around its own unique action-packed adventure, you can bet that Bond will battle a villain and seduce a gorgeous woman, all with his signature wit, charm, and high-stakes style.
The Sartorial Story
Whether he's embroiled in hand-to-hand combat or spouting witty one-liners, chances are Bond is attired in a sharply tailored tuxedo, which was interpreted in a number of noteworthy ways on the F/W 12 runways. The look was executed with provocative flair at Emilio Pucci--the sharp Contrast-Label Tuxedo Jacket ($3550) layered over the skin-baring Sheer-Side Halter Gown ($5850)--while Elie Saab channeled androgyny with a little more dazzle. The label's Black Beaded-Bodice Jumpsuit ($7390, 310.550.5900), paired with the Black Small Evening Clutch ($2200) and Black Leather Pumps ($650), is menswear-inspired yet glamorous--a truly killer combination. Ready to transform into a Bond bombshell? Check out our picks below.
Get The Look
Swarovski Bond 007 Charm Keychain ($60)
Take 007 with you wherever you go with a classic logo keychain rendered in sparkling crystals.
Gianvito Rossi Bow Tie Sandals ($775)
Bond's more of a classic dress shoe guy, but fashion-forward femme fatales should opt for Gianvito Rossi's heels. Contrast their femininity with a borrowed-from-the-boys outfit, like a sharp blazer and cropped pants.
Reiss Sebastian Wide Leg Jumpsuit ($500) in Black
Mimic Bond's classic tux look in Reiss' stunning jumpsuit; the sleek silhouette and all-noir hue make this an incredibly flattering option. Hit the holiday party circuit wearing this and bold red lip.
Elizabeth and James Zuri Tux Shirt ($295)
This button-down channels Bond's post-martini look with an untied bowtie. Team the shirt with tailored trousers and razor-sharp pumps, and you'll be ready for an after-hours cocktail-shaken, not stirred, of course.
Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Jewel Lipstick Compact ($48) in Garconne 25
Guerlain's lipstick doesn't double as a secret recording device or other Bond-esque gadget, but we love it all the same for giving us a rich red pout. The shiny silver compact comes with a mirror for quick touch-ups too.
T by Alexander Wang Twill Shorts ($126) in Cayenne
Give your ensemble a dose of color with a pair of blood-red shorts. They're casual with a simple silk blouse, but style them with a structured jacket and heels for a cocktail hour-worthy look.
CC Skye Mirror Clutch ($275)
No adventure--or stylish outing--would be complete without CC Skye's mirrored leather clutch embellished with a bullet closure.--Tiffany Tse
Elie Saab runway photo, courtesy of Elie Saab; Emilio Pucci runway photo, courtesy of Emilio Pucci; movie stills courtesy of ©Sony Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection and Mary Evans/Ronald Grant/Everett Collection; purse photo, courtesy of Shopbop.com.