JAMES BOND comes out of the secret service shadows this weekend for the start of Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style, a new exhibition at the Barbican.

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Cars, costumes and gadgets from the long-running film series all get a look-in at Designing 007, as well as sets and storyboards and any licensed-to-kill event wouldn’t be complete without Bond’s trademark weapons.

Among the items on display are Ursula Andress’ white bikini from Dr. No, an Aston Martin DB5 – with a waxwork Sean Connery on board – and Scaramanga’s Golden Gun from The Man with the Golden Gun.

Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style opens today (06.07.12) and continues until 5 September. Standard tickets cost £12.

There’s a taster of what to expect on the video pages of the official exhibition site.