british designer Mary Quantto whom is attributed the popularization of the miniskirt in the 1960s, he died Thursday at his home in Surrey, on the outskirts of London, at the age of 93, his family said in a statement.
Quant was one of the fashion designers “most internationally recognized of the 20th century”and a figureinnovative of the happy sixties”, added the family.
He opened his first store on central Kings Road in 1955 and “his creative talents, with future visionthey made a unique contribution to British fashion,” he added.
The dressmaker, who held the title of “lady”, was very influential in the 1960s and is credited with having made that fashion was accessible to the general public through its elegant and vibrant designs.
Born in South East London On February 11, 1930, Dame Mary was the daughter of two Welsh schoolteachers.
He earned a diploma in the 1950s in Art Education at Goldsmiths Collegewhere she met her husband, Alexander Plunket Greene, who later helped establish her brand.
Quant was hired as a hatter’s apprentice before making her own clothes and in 1955 she opened “Bazaar”, her store in King’s Roadin the London neighborhood of Chelsea.
After learning of his death, Alexandra Shulman, former editor-in-chief of the magazine British Voguesaid that Mary Quant was “fashion Leader, but also of female entrepreneurship, a visionary that was much more than a great haircut”, in reference to the short hair that she used to wear and that was very popular in the sixties.
In addition, on his Twitter account, the victoria and albert museumof London, noted that “it is impossible to overstate Quant’s contribution to fashion.”
“She represented the joyous freedom of 1960s fashion and provided a new role model for young women. Today’s fashion owes much to his pioneering vision.“.
Dame Mary Quant (1930-2023)
It’s impossible to overstate Quant’s contribution to fashion. She represented the joyful freedom of 1960s fashion, and provided a new role model for young women.
Fashion today owes so much to her trailblazing vision. pic.twitter.com/4z3MXp0tZl
— V&A (@V_and_A) April 13, 2023