Today a post with a little bit of info on one fascinating imaginary woman – Wonder Woman. For some time now I have owned a Wonder Woman themed handbag by Italian brand Redwall. It was love at first sight – great Italian design with cool print of a remarkable icon. Lately I realised that I’m carrying this bag without really knowing anything about the woman whose gorgeous printed face is smilling to the world around me. I always looked at her as a fabulous woman in sexy outfits who is kicking some ass out of the bad guys. I did a little research and you can trust me – she is way more than that…
Desigual leather gloves
Redwall “Wonder Woman” handbag bought at Private Sale webshop
Wonder Woman is a character created for comic books in 1941 by American psychologist William Moulton Marston. Wonder Woman’s viewpoints and characteristics reflect those of her creator, who was a strong supporter of feminist ideals and female empowerment. He was already famous for inventing the polygraph – his experience with polygraphs convinced him that women were more honest and reliable than men 🙂
“Wonder Woman is psychological propaganda for the new type of woman who should, I believe, rule the world”, Marston wrote.
William Moulton Marston
For several years in the 1950s, the only three superheroes to have their own comic book were Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. The cultural impact of the character has served as an iconic exemplar of the feminist movement and a symbol of female empowerment because of her depiction as a heroine fighting for justice, love, and peace.
DC Comic’s trinity – Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman as Diana Price in the 60s
She is gifted with a wide range of superhuman powers, and superior combat and battle skills.
In addition to the comics, the character has appeared in other media; most notably, the 1975–1979 Wonder Woman TV series starring Lynda Carter, as well as animated series such as the Super Friends and Justice League.
Lynda Carter in Wonder Woman TV series
At the end of the 1960s, Wonder Woman used her fighting skills instead of her powers. She engaged in adventures with variety of genres, from espionage to mythology.
Wonder Woman’s personality and tone has wavered between that of a typical warrior, a highly compassionate and calm Peace Ambassador, and sometimes also as a naive and innocent person. Always balancing between the martial side of things and the loving side.
Wonder Woman with her Lasso of Truth (Polygraph, anyone 🙂 ? )
Wonder Woman had strength that was comparable to the Superman. In one of her earliest appearances, she is shown running easily at 60 mph, and later jumps from a building and lands on the balls of her feet.
At the time of her debut, Wonder Woman sported a red top with a golden eagle emblem, a white belt, blue star-spangled culottes, and red and golden go-go boots. This outfit was entirely based on the American flag, as Wonder Woman at that time was purely an American icon.
Wonder Woman in 1940s
Wonder Woman in 1950s
Wonder Woman in 1960s
In the late 1960 she wore a series of jumpsuits as her attire.
In the early 1970s, Diana’s roots were reverted to her old mythological ones and she wore a more modernized version of her original outfit.
Classical Wonder Woman look as we all know it in 70s and 80s
Her outfit did not receive any prominent change until issue #600 – her outfit was redesigned and included a redesigned emblem, a golden and red top, black pants, and a later discontinued blue-black jacket.
Redisgned Wonder Woman from issue #600
Wonder Woman is currently sporting her original swimsuit, although the color combination of red and blue was changed to dark red and blue-black. Her chest-plate, belt, and tiara, were also changed from gold to a platinum or sterling silver color. Her outfit is no longer made of fabric, and now resembles flexible body armor. Her boots are now dark blue and she wears many accessories such as arm and neck jewelry styled as the “WW” motif.
Wonder Woman today
True woman and a fashionista indeed 🙂 !
…and some fashion items for Wonder Woman of today
Wonder Woman TV series intro