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Mary Quant

Mary Quant

Mary Quant opened Bazaar, a boutique on the King's Road, in 1955 at a time when 'fashion wasn't designed for young people'. Quant was influenced by Chelsea beatniks and dance outfits she remembered from childhood. Famed for popularising, if not inventing, the mini skirt, her clothes were made up of simple shapes combined with strong colours. By 1963 her success led to the opening of a second branch of Bazaar in Knightsbridge. She later launched the Ginger Group, a lower priced line designed to appeal to an even wider clientele.

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V&A Gallery of Fashion (Paperback)

V&A Gallery of Fashion (Paperback)

Spanning four centuries, the V&A's Fashion Collection is the most comprehensive in the world, housing unrivalled collections of dress, accessories…

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A gift in your will

You may not have thought of including a gift to a museum in your will, but the V&A is a charity and legacies form an important source of funding for our work. It is not just the great collectors and the wealthy who leave legacies to the V&A. Legacies of all sizes, large and small, make a real difference to what we can do and your support can help ensure that future generations enjoy the V&A as much as you have.


Event - Paradise and Plenty: A Rothschild Family Garden

Wed 24 February 2016 15:30–16:30

The productive garden at Lord Rothschild's private house, Eythrope in Buckinghamshire, is legendary for the excellence of the gardening, and as a haven for traditional techniques that might otherwise be lost.

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