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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.