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Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary

The V&A's major retrospective of Dame Mary Quant, one of Britain's most iconic and celebrated fashion designers, comes to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum from 20th May!

Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary

About Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary

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Image Credit: Mary Quant and Vidal Sassoon, 1964. © Ronald Dumont/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

This will be the final chance to see the exhibition, which features over 100 garments, accessories, cosmetics and photographs drawn from the V&A’s extensive collections, Dame Mary Quant’s archive and, following a public appeal, many private collections.

Focusing on the years from 1955, when Quant opened her experimental boutique Bazaar on the King’s Road, Chelsea, through the ‘Swinging Sixties’ when Mary Quant was awarded her OBE, to 1975, it showcases the period when Quant revolutionised the high street with her subversive and playful designs for a younger generation.

Dame Mary Quant said: ‘It was a wonderfully exciting time and despite the frenetic, hard work we had enormous fun. We didn’t necessarily realise that what we were creating was pioneering, we were simply too busy relishing all the opportunities and embracing the results before rushing on to the next challenge!’

An exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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