Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Emma Peel

Emma Peel- super spy! Played by Diana Rigg, she was the shining star of the 1960's adventure series, The Avengers. Emma Peel is amazing for a number of reasons, of course, one of the most important being her sense of style. Emma Peel's op-art based clothing was constructed of lines, circles, and psychedelic patterns - never worn before on television, because of the belief that they would not look proper on television. The eclectic perception of Emma Peel was heightened by the fact that she drove a Lotus Elan convertible at high speeds. It's quintessential mod. But also, her notable feminist characteristics. This girl eschewed the "damsel in distress" portrayal of women.