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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Though I do like the idea of Emma Peel in short shorts with high boots in theory, I can not approve of that monstrosity.

The main problem was the mask. What were they thinking?!? How the hell did that thing get further than a sketch on a designers pad?

'The sixties' is the only answer I can come up with.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

VA_Avenger wrote:
No comment necessary . . .

. . . except I'll rate that outfit five mini-skirts.
Linda certainly has beautiful legs so good for her for showing them off.

I see that, as usual, the costume department are doing their best to disguise the fact she has bosoms. As she said, "they seemed to be terrified that I was actually shaped like a woman".
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Designers weren't 'terrified' at all. It was simply that 60's designers liked the staight up and down, flat chested tom-boy look. Curves returned in the 70's.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honor Blackman certainly had a couple of assets that the costumers couldn't hide - although the leather leisure suit she wore in the very early episodes wasn't very flattering.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
Designers weren't 'terrified' at all. It was simply that 60's designers liked the staight up and down, flat chested tom-boy look. Curves returned in the 70's.
I'm only quoting Linda Thorson - actually it was the show's makers rather than designers she was on about. Presumably the producers preferred Diana Rigg's boyish figure.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
Designers weren't 'terrified' at all. It was simply that 60's designers liked the staight up and down, flat chested tom-boy look. Curves returned in the 70's.
I'm only quoting Linda Thorson - actually it was the show's makers rather than designers she was on about. Presumably the producers preferred Diana Rigg's boyish figure.


I know you were. I should have made that clearer.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
Designers weren't 'terrified' at all. It was simply that 60's designers liked the staight up and down, flat chested tom-boy look. Curves returned in the 70's.
I'm only quoting Linda Thorson - actually it was the show's makers rather than designers she was on about. Presumably the producers preferred Diana Rigg's boyish figure.


I must have very strange eysesight but I would never, ever describe Diana Rigg's figure as boyish. She is *all* woman as far as I am concerned.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, Tara.... Cool



With aknowledgement to Piers Johnson's site.
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Oh, Tara.... Cool
"Ra-Boom-Di-Ay!" indeed! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Men! Rolling Eyes Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's an image of a shop-front display of Avengerwear! With Jean Shrimpton in the Emma Peel outfits alongside Ray Austin!

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DiVicenzo wrote:
Here's an image of a shop-front display of Avengerwear! With Jean Shrimpton in the Emma Peel outfits alongside Ray Austin!
That is incredibly cool. If I'd been there then I'd have definitely looked at every item for ages. Modern shops just don't compare - 60s style never ages.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
DiVicenzo wrote:
Here's an image of a shop-front display of Avengerwear! With Jean Shrimpton in the Emma Peel outfits alongside Ray Austin!
That is incredibly cool. If I'd been tehre then I'd have definitely looked at every item for ages. Modern shops just don't compare - 60s style never ages.


Me too! Here's the photo of Jean Shrimpton and Ray Austin in close-up!





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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, Jean Shrimpton. Now there was a iconic model.

I wonder how many women (or men even Shocked ) actually bought one of the outfits. Very Happy

The V-fronted top is from The Danger Makers isn't it?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
VA_Avenger wrote:
No comment necessary . . .

. . . except I'll rate that outfit five mini-skirts.
Linda certainly has beautiful legs so good for her for showing them off.

I see that, as usual, the costume department are doing their best to disguise the fact she has bosoms. As she said, "they seemed to be terrified that I was actually shaped like a woman".

Who was working in that department Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
Designers weren't 'terrified' at all. It was simply that 60's designers liked the staight up and down, flat chested tom-boy look. Curves returned in the 70's.
I'm only quoting Linda Thorson - actually it was the show's makers rather than designers she was on about. Presumably the producers preferred Diana Rigg's boyish figure.

Interesting view about the show's makers here Exclamation Purdey, compared to all the other women (all curvaceous), who appear in The New Avengers (Curves returned in the 70's) confirms the view of a preference of the producers for the Avenger Girl to have a 'boyish' figure Exclamation
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, man, Diana Rigg totally looks like a boy in Honey for the Prince. All boy. No woman there at all. None. Rolling Eyes

Oh, and Steed's suits are amazing and the man looks great in them. And, presumably, out of them, which we really should have had more of. But at least we got tight trousers in Too Many Christmas Trees and A Touch of Brimstone and some very nicely cut open shirts in Season 2. Yes please.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, Macnee said Honor and Diana had the hips of a boy scout (what does that even mean!?!Smile)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard that quoted, but I've never actually seen a source where he says that. In any case, I don't think it can be said that Honor didn't have curves, and calling Diana boyish seems a vague insult. All these women were different and quite gorgeous - who cares about their body types?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard Macnee talk about Honor's magnificent bust. The hips comment is probably a polite way of saying that she doesn't have a huge butt!

Ah, here's a cite:

"I was watching the documentary on my friend's (ahem) Avengers box set over the weekend, and Patrick Macnee describes Honor Blackman as such:

"A beautiful blonde, with a bosom to take your breath away, the hips of a boy scout, and runner Jesse Owens' legs."

"What does that mean, Sir MacNee? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?!?"
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