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Dressed to Kill: James Bond, the Suited Hero

McInerney, Jay, Nick Foulkes, Neil Norman, and Nick Sullivan

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ISBN 10: 2080136186 / ISBN 13: 9782080136183
Published by Flammarion, Paris & New York, 1996
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Hardcover in dustjacket. 4to. First printing. Book and jacket are in Fine condition. Very slight stale odor. Store sticker on rear pastedown. Lavishly illustrated sartorial history of Bond's clothing. 200 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 4180

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Title: Dressed to Kill: James Bond, the Suited Hero

Publisher: Flammarion, Paris & New York

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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The impact of the Bond films on popular culture is impossible to overestimate. Dressed to Kill follows the sartorial transformations of the hero in a suit from the 1960s chic of the Nehru-collared jacket in Dr No to the classic Italian tailoring by Brioni in GoldenEye. Carefully researched texts and copious illustrations trace Bond's influence as a male style icon on many dimensions of popular culture, from action sports to advertising - as well as on the man in the street.
Bond fans, movie buffs and fashion aficionados will all find new and illuminating material in this volume, which brings together a broad range of previously unpublished documents including filmstills, advertising, and candid images of the Cold War ambience of which Bond was a product. Although many books have explored the fascinating history of the 007 films, this is the first to demonstrate what made the Bond character a modern myth, and the world's most famous secret agent.

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Warwick Books, is an Internet-only bookseller that specializes in hard-to-find books for avid readers and collectors. Many of our books are out of print. Specialties include literature, signed firsts, art and photography, design, illustrated books, cookbooks, field guides, children's books, needlecraft books, and Americana. We recently acquired a large private collection of books on military history. The focus is on World War II as well as aviation history. Warwick Books is a member of IOBA, the Independent Online Booksellers Association.

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