The Fashion Revolution of Mary Quant

The Fashion Revolution of Mary Quant
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Known around the world for inventing the mini-skirt and coloured stockings, Lady Mary Quant offers the Victoria and Albert Museum all the revolutionary power of the look of the ‘60s which inaugurated a new epoch in women’s fashion. Over 120 pieces of clothing and accessories, cosmetics, sketches and photos - many never before on display - pay homage to the great British stylist, born in 1934. In June of 2018, in hopes of tracking down rare pieces created by Quant, the fashion-passionate were urged to go through their closets in search of lost styles. Over 800 pieces showed up, along with 35 objects along with the personal stories of their owners and 50 photos of women immortalised wearing their beloved clothes designed by Quant. The exhibition at the V&A Museum starts with London after the war. It is 1955 when Quant’s experimental shop opens on King’s Road. Inciting young women to strip themselves of the traditional clothing worn by their mothers and grandmothers, the clothes from the tiny Quant boutique in Chelsea soon reached the large stores of the United Kingdom, then arriving in America with the playful energy and revolutionary approach of the brand.
Samantha De Martin - © 2019 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel London