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.


Malik Imran Awan 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,