Evening mini-dress, Mary Quant

Evening mini-dress, Mary Quant

Evening mini-dress
Mary Quant (born 1934)
1967-8
London
Machine-sewn crêpe
Museum no. T.52-1985
Given by Mrs A. Walford

This evening mini-dress in black crepe was designed by Mary Quant for her Ginger Group collections in 1967-1968. Mary Quant was world-famous for championing the mini-skirt, and in the 1960s her name became associated with the predominantly black Chelsea look, with its beatnik overtones.