Fashion unpicked: The 'Wet Collection' by Mary Quant

Produced as part of Mary Quant

Ran from 6 April 2019 to 16 February 2020

More about this Exhibition

Join co-curator of the Mary Quant exhibition, Stephanie Wood, for an in-depth look at Quant's trailblazing PVC rainwear collection, launched in 1963.

Quant's innovative experiments with PVC, a futuristic plastic-coated cotton, were worn by celebrities like Cynthia Lennon, and graced the cover of Vogue magazine. Find out why Quant was "bewitched… with this super shiny man-made stuff and it's shrieking colours", and what makes the Christopher Robin rain smock in our collection one of the rarest examples.