Dress, John Bates, 1967

Dress, John Bates, 1967

Dress
John Bates (1938-)
1967
PVC (polyvinyl chloride)
Lent by Elizabeth Eggleston

John Bates was the designer of Diana Rigg's wardrobe for the television series The Avengers in 1965. His striking use of metallic, plastic and transparent fabrics, plus the eroticism of some of his work, attracted press attention and looked good on the screen. But trading under his company name Jean Varon, Bates also produced more commercial products for the key department stores.