Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Mary Quant At The V&A

Today I went to the V&A to see the Mary Quant exhibition In London.

Mary Quant was a fashion designer of the 1960’s. She was born in 1930 near blackhealth, south east London, to welsh parents. Quant was evacuated during the war and grew up with clothes rationing. As a teenager she longed to train in becoming a fashion designer but her parents insisted that she went to grammar school. As a compromise she trained as a art teach at the goldsmiths school not far from home.

She was well known and popular in Britain for her powerful role model for working women. Mary helped to shape the identity of the forward fashion after the post-war. 

The exhibition takes you on a journey of Quants career. In the exhibition they explained that Quant was the ambassador for her designs as she wore them. She was known for her daisy logo and in most of her collections she popularised miniskirts, tights, waterproof mascara and many other product women take for granted today. 

When looking around the exhibition I really liked many of Quant's designs and they would be something I would wear today. It interesting to see how fashion changes throughout time and then re-loops back in to fashion. 


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