Thursday, February 25, 2010

Fashionable History: Mary Quant

Mary Quant was one of the most prolific designers of the 1960's MOD and Chelsea Girl look. She popularized and made mini skirts, go-go boots, fashion tights, plastic PVC raincoats, and hot pants available to the masses.

She was famous for bold graphics, unusual color combinations, and the Vidal Sassoon 5 point bob hairdo.

The famous floral motif.



Her shop on King's Road, named Bazaar, was a hot spot in Swinging London. It not only featured her easy to wear afordable clothing, tights, boots, and make-up, but also must see window displays.
Jean Shrimpton modeling a Mary Quant dress.


You can even make your own Mary Quant design!
This "Young Designer" pattern from Butterick is available in my vintage shop, Femme Fatale Vintage.


6 comments:

Imran Malik said...
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WendyB said...

The Jean Shrimpton picture is great! Makes me want to match a hat to a dress.

M said...

vintage patterns what a great find!

F (The Very Subjective) said...

the world ows greatly to mary quant!

Beaut said...

I absolutely love Mary Quant designs
Thanks for sharing these amazing
photos from yesteryear

Beaut xxxx
Beaut Vintage Clothing

semi formal dresses said...

I really like the fashion sense of Mary Quant . Keep it up dear. You are a great designer !

Janis Darell,
http://semiformaldresses.org