• “Crystals. Swarovski Crystals.”
The relationship between Swarovski and James Bond began nearly 40 years ago with “The Spy Who Loved Me,” when Bond girl Barbara Bach wore an evening gown adorned with Swarovski elements.
Swarovski has appeared in eight 007 films, including the latest, “Skyfall.” The ice palace in 2002’s “Die Another Day” features Swarovski Schonbek chandeliers.
• 1977, “The Spy Who Loved Me” (Navy gown worn by Barbara Bach as Agent XXX).
• 1983, “Octopussy” (Fabergé egg).
• 1989, “Licence to Kill” (dress worn by Carey Lowell as Bond girl Pam Bouvier).
• 1995, “GoldenEye” (Bond girl brooch).
• 2002, “Die Another Day” (Costumes and set).
• 2006, “Casino Royale” (Costumes and jewelry).
• 2008, “Quantum of Solace” (Gemma Arterton as Agent Strawberry Fields’ necklace).
• 2012, “Skyfall” (Costumes and spin-off CGB jewelry line).
• Approximately 150 hours were spent developing the perfect slipper for the new film version of “Cinderella,” directed by Kenneth Branagh. Swarovski provided more than 1.7 million crystals for more than 15 costumes, props, jewelry, accessories, hair and makeup. The crystal color on the slippers is Crystal Blue Aurora Borealis.
• The largest Swarovski lens ever made was part of an installation called Perspective, designed by the architect John Pawson to mark the 300th anniversary of St. Paul’s Cathedral. The 40-centimeter-wide (nearly 16 inches) concave crystal lens was made from optical-quality glass and took two months to cool down.
• Alexander McQueen’s spring 1999 collection was sponsored by Swarovski, and the designer used what was then the most expensive crystal product ever produced: Crystal Mesh. McQueen also made the trip to the company headquarters that year: “I was like a wild child when I got there,” he said. “I just wanted to touch and have everything.”
• In 2012, Swarovski partnered with Christopher Kane: The designer created a gold crystal mesh trouser suit worn by Stella Tennant for the London Olympics’ Closing Ceremony.
• More than 1.7 million Swarovski crystals adorn Elton John’s costumes, designed by Richard James, for his current show “The Million Dollar Piano” in Las Vegas.
• For the 2015 Oscars, Swarovski created three separate crystal curtains weighing 1,295 pounds in total.