This is London-based Filipino designer Lesley Mobo.
The designer's silk "Salma" dress, which was made for London high-street fashion brand Ghost in 2013, was worn by new James Bond girl Lea Seydoux for Spectre. Lesley didn't even know his dress was going to be worn in the movie—until Ghost's owner posted the photos on Facebook. "It was luck! It just happened. I was so surprised," the designer exclusively told Cosmo.ph.
"I didn't make a big deal out of it, because that's part of my job. I think I only realized how much it meant to everyone when my mom and my brother saw the movie poster in Glorietta. I casually said, 'That's my dress!' My mom was really proud," he said.
The designer, whose creations have also been worn by celebrities like Rihanna, Lana del Rey, and Florence and the Machine singer Florence Welch, then took to Instagram to post a clip of Lea wearing his bias cut silk dress in the new James Bond flick. "On my free time I design dresses for #BondGirls," he wrote.
On my free time I design dresses for #BondGirls 🔫 the new #BondGirl Lea Seydoux #LeaSeydoux wearing a classic Ghost #biascut "Salma dress" #Spectre #JamesBond #JamesBondfilm.So proud of this 💥thank u so much Touker @touker for the opportunity!✨visit Ghost flagship store @ 120 King's Road (Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea London SW3 4TR) for your #BondGirl moment ✨and discover Ghost' classic evening wear collection ✨
The super classy floor-length satin gown, which is available in 13 colors, has a boat neck and a sexy cowl back. Lesley reveals that the original price was about £199, but the price hiked up to £225 (about P16,500).
Best thing about this dress? It's available online! So now we can ALL be Bond girls!
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