Vintage Style Icon: Mary Quant

Mary did color blocking and polka dots before anyone else!
‘The iconic boyish, body-skimming shift dresses and clingy knits that girls would line up for in front of her King’s Road shop are still continuing to influence designers to this day’.

Mary Quant is by far one of the most influential British designers of all time. Her fun and innovative designs were geared towards the younger generation, and her brand became synonymous with the ‘mod generation’ and the ‘Chelsea look’. She created the mini skirt and hot pants. The iconic boyish, body-skimming shift dresses and clingy knits that girls would line up for in front of her King’s Road shop are still continuing to influence designers to this day.

Photo credits and more photos of Mary’s designs can be found on our Pinterest board: ‘Style Icon: Mary Quant’, http://pinterest.com/cutandchic/style-icon-mary-quant/



Words to live by: ‘Good taste is death, vulgarity is life’ — Mary Quant

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