Fashion

Mary Quant (1934)

Influenced by the Chelsea beatniks she frequented and her childhood dance lessons, the British designer opened her first shop in 1955 for younger customers to whom fashion did not yet address itself. Her cheap, simple yet provocative creations rapidly attracted the attention of London's youth craving for freedom and extravagance.

Mary Quant’s shop Bazaar on the Kings Road, 1967
Mary Quant’s shop Bazaar on the Kings Road, 1967
Jean Shrimpton in Mary Quant Dress, photographed by John French, 1963
Jean Shrimpton in Mary Quant Dress, photographed by John French, 1963
Jean Shrimpton in Mary Quant Dress, photographed by John French, 1963
Jean Shrimpton in Mary Quant Dress, photographed by John French, 1963
Mary Quant, Mini-Dress, photographed by Art Kane, 1968
Mary Quant, Mini-Dress, photographed by Art Kane, 1968
Mary Quant, 1967
Mary Quant, 1967
Mary Quant, Ensemble, 1968, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Mary Quant, Ensemble, 1968, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Marijke Klein in Mary Quant Dress, photographed by Hans Dukkers, 1966
Marijke Klein in Mary Quant Dress, photographed by Hans Dukkers, 1966
Mary Quant and Alexander Plunket-Greene by Brian Duffy, 1962
Mary Quant and Alexander Plunket-Greene by Brian Duffy, 1962
Mary Quant and models, 1968
Mary Quant and models, 1968
Mary Quant, Ensemble, photographed by Frank Barratt, 1972
Mary Quant, Ensemble, photographed by Frank Barratt, 1972
Vidal Sassoon giving Mary Quant a hair cut, photographed by Ronald Dumont, 1964
Vidal Sassoon giving Mary Quant a hair cut, photographed by Ronald Dumont, 1964
Vidal Sassoon giving Mary Quant a hair cut, photographed by Ronald Dumont, 1964
Vidal Sassoon giving Mary Quant a hair cut, photographed by Ronald Dumont, 1964
Mary Quant, Dress, 1964, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Mary Quant, Dress, 1964, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
The Rolling Stones and Patti Boyd in Mary Quant Dress, photographed by Leonard John, 1964
The Rolling Stones and Patti Boyd in Mary Quant Dress, photographed by Leonard John, 1964
Mary Quant and models by George Stroud, 1968
Mary Quant and models by George Stroud, 1968
Mary Quant adjusting a miniskirt on a model, 1967
Mary Quant adjusting a miniskirt on a model, 1967
Jackie Bowyer in Mary Quant Raincoat, 1963
Jackie Bowyer in Mary Quant Raincoat, 1963
Ika Hindley with his Mary Quant Shoes, 1972
Ika Hindley with his Mary Quant Shoes, 1972
Mary Quant, Dresses, 1967
Mary Quant, Dresses, 1967
Mary Quant, Dresses, 1967
Mary Quant, Dresses, 1967
Mary Quant, Underwears, 1966
Mary Quant, Underwears, 1966
Mary Quant, Ankle Boots, 1967, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Mary Quant, Ankle Boots, 1967, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Mary Quant, Ensembles, 1971
Mary Quant, Ensembles, 1971
Mary Quant by Ronald Dumont, 1964
Mary Quant by Ronald Dumont, 1964
Mary Quant, Shoe-Fly-Pie Dress, 1978
Mary Quant, Shoe-Fly-Pie Dress, 1978
Audrey Hepburn in Mary Quant Ensemble, 1967
Audrey Hepburn in Mary Quant Ensemble, 1967
Mary Quant, Poncho, 1980s, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Mary Quant, Poncho, 1980s, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Mary Quant presenting her Viva Viva Collection, 1967
Mary Quant presenting her Viva Viva Collection, 1967
Mary Quant, Uniforms for Court Line Aviation, photographed by Frank Barratt 1973
Mary Quant, Uniforms for Court Line Aviation, photographed by Frank Barratt 1973
Mary Quant, 1963
Mary Quant, 1963
Mary Quant, Peachy Dress, 1960, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Mary Quant, Peachy Dress, 1960, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Mary Quant by John Dumont, 1966
Mary Quant by John Dumont, 1966
Pattie Boyd in Mary Quant Mini-Dress, 1966
Pattie Boyd in Mary Quant Mini-Dress, 1966
Mary Quant in her flat, 1965
Mary Quant in her flat, 1965
Mary Quant presenting her Viva Viva Collection, 1967
Mary Quant presenting her Viva Viva Collection, 1967
Mary Quant, Dress, ca. 1968, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Mary Quant, Dress, ca. 1968, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Mary Quant, Mini-Dress, 1972
Mary Quant, Mini-Dress, 1972
Mary Quant and models, 1967
Mary Quant and models, 1967
Mary Quant by Arnold Newman, 1978
Mary Quant by Arnold Newman, 1978
Mary Quant and models, 1967
Mary Quant and models, 1967
Mary Quant, Mini-Dress, 1967, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Mary Quant, Mini-Dress, 1967, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Mary Quant, Pearl Star Ensemble, photographed by Mike Lawn, 1972
Mary Quant, Pearl Star Ensemble, photographed by Mike Lawn, 1972
Mary Quant, Dress, 1963, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Mary Quant, Dress, 1963, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Mary Quant, 1966
Mary Quant, 1966
Mary Quant, Hot-Pants, 1971
Mary Quant, Hot-Pants, 1971
Mary Quant, Boots, 1971
Mary Quant, Boots, 1971
Mary Quant, 1965
Mary Quant, 1965
Mary Quant, Dress, 1966-1968, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Mary Quant, Dress, 1966-1968, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
George Harrison and Pattie Boyd in Mary Quant Fur Coat, 1966
George Harrison and Pattie Boyd in Mary Quant Fur Coat, 1966
Mary Quant by Trevor Leighton, 1987
Mary Quant by Trevor Leighton, 1987
Mary Quant, 1967
Mary Quant, 1967
Mary Quant, Advertisement, 1967
Mary Quant, Advertisement, 1967
Mary Quant, Mini-Dress, 1966
Mary Quant, Mini-Dress, 1966
Mary Quant, Dress, 1973, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Mary Quant, Dress, 1973, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Mary Quant, Dress, 1971
Mary Quant, Dress, 1971
Mary Quant by Terence Donovan, 1966
Mary Quant by Terence Donovan, 1966
Mary Quant, Advertisement, in Rave Magazine, 1966
Mary Quant, Advertisement, in Rave Magazine, 1966
Mary Quant, Ensemble, 1973, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Mary Quant, Ensemble, 1973, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Mary Quant, 1970s
Mary Quant, 1970s
Mary Quant, Ensembles, 1975
Mary Quant, Ensembles, 1975
Mary Quant, Dresses, 1972
Mary Quant, Dresses, 1972
Mary Quant, Ensemble, 1973, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Mary Quant, Ensemble, 1973, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Mary Quant, Uniforms for Court Line Aviation, photographed by Frank Barratt 1973
Mary Quant, Uniforms for Court Line Aviation, photographed by Frank Barratt 1973
Mary Quant, Jumper, 1967, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Mary Quant, Jumper, 1967, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Mary Quant, Ensemble, photographed by Reg Lancaster, 1967
Mary Quant, Ensemble, photographed by Reg Lancaster, 1967
Mary Quant, Ensemble, photographed by Roger Jackson, 1971
Mary Quant, Ensemble, photographed by Roger Jackson, 1971
Grace Coddington and Mary Quant by Eric Swayne, 1966
Grace Coddington and Mary Quant by Eric Swayne, 1966
Mary Quant during a fitting, photographed by Romano Cagnoni, 1965
Mary Quant during a fitting, photographed by Romano Cagnoni, 1965
Melanie Hampshire and Jill Kennington in Mary Quant Ensembles, photographed by Norman Parkinson, 1963
Melanie Hampshire and Jill Kennington in Mary Quant Ensembles, photographed by Norman Parkinson, 1963
Mary Quant, Dress, ca. 1962, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Mary Quant, Dress, ca. 1962, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Mary Quant, Dresses, 1971
Mary Quant, Dresses, 1971
Mary Quant and models, 1972
Mary Quant and models, 1972
Mary Quant and models, 1972
Mary Quant and models, 1972
Mary Quant, 1967
Mary Quant, 1967
Mary Quant, 1963
Mary Quant, 1963
Mary Quant, Minipants, 1966
Mary Quant, Minipants, 1966
Jean Shrimpton in Mary Quant Dress, 1964
Jean Shrimpton in Mary Quant Dress, 1964
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