Apollo

Mary Quant

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

NOW CLOSED

This is the first museum survey dedicated to Mary Quant, whose fashion creations – miniskirts, coloured tights, PVC raincoats, tailored suits for women – have come to epitomise the aesthetic of the Swinging Sixties. More than 120 garments, alongside other objects, sketches and photographs, are included in this exhibition, which draws on the V&A’s significant holdings of Quant designs, the designer’s archive, and the discoveries unearthed in peoples’ wardrobes across the country following a public appeal launched by the museum last summer. Find out more from the V&A’s website.

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Satin minidress and shorts (1966), Mary Quant. Photo: © Duffy Archive

Model holding a Bazaar bag (c. 1959). Mary Quant

Model holding a Bazaar bag (c. 1959). © Mary Quant Archive

Mary Quant selecting fabric from a fabric store (1967).

Mary Quant selecting fabric (1967). Photo: Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images

Mary Quant and models at the Quant Afoot footwear collection launch (1967).

Mary Quant and models at the Quant Afoot footwear collection launch (1967). © PA Prints, 2008