V&A Dundee

Making-Up the 1960s: Mary Quant Cosmetics

Quant’s playful cosmetics created the look of a new generation, the face of the Swinging Sixties

In our video below, watch Stephanie Wood explore Mary Quant’s irreverent, playful approach to building a cosmetics brand. With quirky products, clever marketing and bold packaging, Mary Quant cosmetics enabled customers around the world to get the ‘look’ and was fundamental to Quant’s ethos of making designer style affordable to everyone.

Stephanie Wood is a project curator at V&A South Kensington whose research centres on 20th and 21st-century Fashion. She is co-curator of the Mary Quant exhibition and contributing author of the accompanying book.

This talk includes BSL interpretation by Leigh Anderson. Moderated by Nichol Keene, Creative Programmer.

Our Mary Quant exhibition is now closed. You can still enjoy videos and stories relating to the exhibition here.