Lashana Lynch Reps Her Jamaican Heritage in a Vivienne Westwood Gown at the James Bond Premiere

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Lashana Lynch is the first woman actor to play a 007 agent in the James Bond series. To celebrate this milestone, Lynch wore a custom Vivienne Westwood gown to the James Bond No Time to Die premiere at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday, 28 Sept. that honoured her and the Bond series’ ancestral home – Jamaica.

Lynch wore a yellow Vivienne Westwood gown with a black tulle petticoat. The gown featured an embroidered hummingbird on the bustle, which is called a “doctor bird” in Jamaica and is the national bird of the island. Lynch’s stylist Karla Welch shared on Instagram that her client was “representing her ancestors and the birthplace of Bond with the national bird of Jamaica, the hummingbird, on her custom Vivienne Westwood gown.” Lynch completed the look with an emerald choker, emerald-and-black-diamond double finger ring, and emerald Whip earrings by Ara Vartanian, with a single Quill earring by British jeweller Shaun Leane. The yellow-black-and-green palette of Lynch’s outfit is also a homage to the colours of the Jamaican flag.

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