Mary Quant V&A Exhibition

Fashion is not frivolous; it is part of being alive today” Mary Quant.

Quant at home on 1965. Photo: Keystone.

Free your thoughts; don’t be confined by convention.

In the 1950s, fashion designer Mary Quant conquered the globe with the launch of the miniskirt, which would have been unthinkable before that time. Her original ideas and boundless curiosity had a big influence on the role of women in contemporary society.

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On 6th April 2019, the V&A will open the first international retrospective on the iconic fashion designer Dame Mary Quant. The exhibition will explore the years between 1955 and 1975, when Quant revolutionised the high street, harnessing the youthful spirit of the sixties and new mass production techniques to create a new look for women.

Quant personified the energy and fun of swinging London; and was a powerful role model for the working woman. Challenging conventions, she popularised the miniskirt, colourful tights, and tailored trousers – encouraging a new age of feminism. The mini skirt would go on to become an icon of the time and spark a new creative scene in London and beyond.


The V&A exhibition Credit: Julian Simmonds

From small boutique to international label, Quant revolutionised British fashion with energy, flair and rebellion. Mary Quant at the V&A will feature never before seen designs and provide an unrivalled insight into the career of one of Britain’s most revolutionary and important fashion designers. Credit: Michael Putland/Getty Images

From miniskirts and hot pants to vibrant tights and makeup, discover how Mary Quant launched a fashion revolution on the British high street, with over 200 garments and accessories, including unseen pieces from the designer’s personal archive.

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“The whole point of fashion is to make fashionable clothes available to everyone.” Mary Quant

Twiggy: 1967. Credit: Cecil Beaton           Credit: Getty Images

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Photographed by Just Jaeckin for Vogue’s April 1967 issue. Photo Credit: Just Jaeckin.

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