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John Bates obituary

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John Bates obituary

Designer whose costumes for the TV series The Avengers encapsulated fashion’s mid-60s turn towards youth

The most memorable collection of clothing designed by John Bates, who has died aged 87, had just 35 garments plus a few inspired accessories, all of which could be put together into unrepetitive combinations. It was designed very impromptu in 1965 for an imaginary wearer – Emma Peel, heroine of the television series The Avengers, played by Diana Rigg – and deserves all its many entries in style histories for its high concept, and for marking a major change in

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John Bates obituary

John Bates obituaryDesigner whose costumes for the TV series The Avengers encapsulated fashion’s mid-60s turn towards youth The most memorable collection of clothing designed...
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