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British Fashion icon Mary Quant, 1968 

In this clip from 1968, famed British designer Mary Quant talks fabric, boots and makeup. Quant is a British fashion icon, who became an instrumental figure in the 1960’s London-based Mod and youth fashion movements. For more classic clips, go to http://www.cbc.ca/archives.

Mary Quant (1966)

531ac969e5af9“Fashion is not frivolous. It is a part of being alive today.” – Mary Quant (1934)

Mary Quant was an influential fashion designer and she shaped the image of the swinging sixties. She was credited for creating the mini-skirt and hot pants.

Dame Barbara Mary Quant, Mrs Plunket Greene, DBE, FCSD, RDI (born 11 February 1934) is a Welsh fashion designer and British fashion icon.

Aankomst Mary Quant (Engelse mode-koningin) op Schiphol .*16 december 1966

Aankomst Mary Quant (Engelse mode-koningin) op Schiphol .*16 december 1966

She became an instrumental figure in the 1960’s London-based Mod and youth fashion movements. She was one of the designers who took credit for the miniskirt and hotpants, and by promoting these and other fun fashions she encouraged young people to dress to please themselves and to treat fashion as a game. Ernestine Carter, an authoritative and influential fashion journalist of the 1950’s and 1960’s, wrote: “It is given to a fortunate few to be born at the right time, in the right place, with the right talents. In recent fashion there are three: Chanel, Dior, and Mary Quant.” To learn more go to the link below:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Quant

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