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This unique collectors' piece is a recreation of the iconic silk robe worn by Octopussy in Bond's thirteenth film adventure. Just seven robes have been handmade exclusively for us by luxury loungewear experts MENG, following the original design in the Bond Archive. Each robe is beautifully boxed and comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity from Eon Productions.
Backstory. The iconic octopus artwork was created by Maciek Piotrowski. and appears in the film on hand tattoos, barge flags, and most memorably, on Octopussy's silk robe. For this the costume team customised a plain gown by commissioning a local Udaipur artist to hand paint straight onto the silk. In the film, the robe is worn by Octopussy (Maud Adams) in the Octopalace, an exotic Indian residence which is home to her women-only sisterhood. Bond arrives on the floating island disguised as an crocodile in one of Q's aquatic devices, unaware that Octopussy is watching his every move on her surveillance cameras.
Details. Handmade in the finest 84gsm silk satin, the robe has full kimono sleeves, a wrap front, printed back and a plain silk satin self-tie sash belt at the waist. Beautifully cut from unlined ivory silk satin, the robe is decorated with an exact recreation of the original Octopussy octopus symbol, recreated in painterly tones of blue, tan and gold. The design is drawn and printed in the UK. Each MENG design goes through rigorous checks at each stage of production to ensure every element of the cut, stitching, design placement and finishing is of the highest quality. Presented in a MENG rigid box, with a numbered certificate of authenticity from Eon Productions.
Dimensions. One size, L132 cm
The maker. Meng Zhang worked at Chanel and Lane Crawford before establishing a luxury lifestyle brand inspired by her love of drawing and painting. Born in China and now based in London, she designs original prints and creates clothes for “Sunday mornings with the newspapers, an evening in, or lounging by the pool.” Her collections are stocked at Selfridges, Harrods, Net-a-Porter and luxury boutiques around the globe.