Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Fashion inspiration - what is Poppy Parker wearing?

When I saw She's Not There Poppy Parker, I knew I had seen the dress before - not necessarily on Twiggy but it was engraved somewhere in my memories.




Looking around at old Vogue issues, I discoverd why. The original dressed was designed by John Bates a.k.a. Jean Varon for his Avengers collection. Take a look at Diana Riggs sporting it along with the coat in an Avengers episode:




I also found Jean Shrimpton wearing the coat over the dress in a British Vogue 1965 issue, photographed by Bailey (small photo, bottom right).


Some more photos of the dress.



(Vogue scan courtesy of Youthquakes - Avengers photos courtesy of Vintage Chic)

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for this post! I was really curious on the inspiration for this outfit.

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  2. You're welcome! I was curious too as it kept haunting me "I know this dress, I know this dress, I know this dress" - thought it was Twiggy but it was Avengers all along.

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  3. I hate it when I can't remember wher I have seen something or someone. Thanks for the jog!

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