It has been confirmed that Lynch, Lashana Lynch will be taking on the codename 007—the one normally associated with James Bond, the most iconic spy in film history—in the 25th installment of the Bond franchise due in theaters April 2020. The English actress, with Jamaican roots, is best known for her supporting role as Maria Rambeau in the blockbuster hit Captain Marvel. She is the first woman—and a black one at that—to take on the famous alias since moviegoers first became familiar with it 57 years ago.
From Sean Connery’s machismo to Daniel Craig’s swagger, six actors have brought their own sensibility to 007, offering a new spin on the general public’s ideal man within each era. Still, there are certain attributes that run through all of 007’s iterations: ingenuity, sophistication, and an impeccable sense of style. The bearer of the codename always wears suits fit to the nines, drives fast cars, and orders his martinis shaken, not stirred.
Now that Lynch is set to take on the 007 moniker (though, presumably, not the Bond name), we expect at least one thing will stay the same: MI6’s ultimate spy will always be the pinnacle of refinement. That said, any change of the guard comes with a whole different set of stylish accoutrements. And seeing how a woman will be at the center of the film series, we rounded up a few woman-led brands that would be most becoming of the seventh 007.