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Mary Quant, fashion designer

Mary Quant, fashion designer

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    • Mary Quant
      British Designer
    • Mary Quant was a fashion designer, icon, and revolutionist.
      She was from England, and started her work in Europe but her styles traveled the world.
      Quant was bold, daring, and trendy. Her “works” were what the IT clothing was. And what many clothes, thereafter took inspiration from.
      Her beginning was humble, but she quickly became a hit, and worked for herself.
      Overview
      • Daughter of two school teachers, Jack and Mary Quant
      • Grew up in Blackheath, a part of Southern London
      Young Mary,
    • Finishing School
      After…
      Apprenticeship as a Couture Milliner
      Mary attended Goldsmiths College
      Diploma in Art Education
      Met her future partner, and husband- Alexander Plunkett-Green
      Creation of exclusive custom fitted clothing.
    • Bazaar*
      November 1955
      Plunkett-Green (boyfriend) and friend, Archie McNair
      One of the first Boutiques on King’s Road in London
      Huge success, second store opened by 1957
    • Marriage
      In the same year their second store Mary Quant and Alexander Plunkett-Green wed.
    • Bazaar began with selected clothing for sale
      Mary began making clothes for the store, but by the time it was too big to manage she had to go wholesale, but did not stop making clothes regardless
      She began hiring machinists to work for her and by 1966 was working with 18 different manufactures to produce her clothing
      Store and Mary are credited with the “Chelsea Look” and many iconic pieces of clothing from the British 60s era
      Bazaar
    • Clothing
      Best Sellers
      White plastic collars
      Stretch Stockings
      Mini-Skirt
      Sleeveless dresses
      “Skinny” sweaters
      Hot pants
      Others..
      White, patent plastic knee-high boots
      Pinafore dresses
      Striped or ribbed sweaters
    • The Mini Skirt
      Mary brought the fashion of the min-skirt to a new level, often credited for creating it
      Affordable, so women everywhere wanted one
      Created boots, tights, and perfect tops for the skirt as well
      Youthful and iconic
    • Hot Pants
      The hot pants were high waisted shorts often paired with boots and a mini vest. They showed off much of the woman's leg a significant amount.
    • Fashion
      Mary believed fashion was for everyone!
      Loved to experiment and take risks with her clothing, she often succeed with those risks
      Loved to be a part of every aspect of the business
    • 70s,80s, 90s
      Mary focused on her cosmetics and household goods as well as decorations instead of just clothes
      She invented Mary Quant Ltd, a cosmetic line that is still available but now owned under a Japanese company as of 2007 “Mary Quant Color”
      Continued working on clothing and settled back a bit. Claims to have invented the Duvet cover
    • The Mini
      Mary designed the interior of this car
      Almost named ‘Mini Quant’
      Steering wheel had a daisy and a bonnet badge with “Mary Quant”
      Black and white striped seats, red seatbelts and red trimming
      2000 were released in 1988 on the British market and later into the foreign market as well
    • Awards
      Fellow in the Chartered Society of Designers
      Minerva Medal ( highest society honor )
      In 1966 - OBE
      1990 – Hall of Fame Award
    • Today..
      Mary is still alive and well.
      She just turned 77 years old in February.
      Is in charge of and still head of her fashion companies and oversees foreign overtakes of her lines.
      She is living without her husband after his passing, but remaining fashionable as ever.