V&A Dundee

Farewell, Mary Quant

Immerse yourself in Mary Quant-inspired stories

With Mary Quant now closed and jetting off to the other side of the world, we wanted to give the show a final send-off.

Join us for a look around Mary Quant in the video below. Whether you missed the show or simply miss it, we hope this gives you a chance to enjoy Quant's innovative and bold designs.

Explore our other videos and more stories below and see how Quant's legacy has impacted so many.

Keep an eye on our social too @vadundee #FarewellQuant

Videos

Enjoy a selection of videos related to Mary Quant, from recordings of our events programme to interviews with people close to the iconic designer.

Curator Insights
Hear from the curators of Mary Quant as they explore the key themes throughout the exhibition.

Making-Up the 1960s: Mary Quant Cosmetics (BSL interpreted)
Join Stephanie Wood in the recording of this live talk exploring Mary Quant’s irreverent, playful approach to building a cosmetics brand.

Makers and Manufacturers
Mary Quant redefined the designer's relationship with manufacturers, driving textile innovation to realise her designs. In this video, our panel of contemporary designers and industry experts explore how the collaborative relationship between maker and manufacturer manifests today.

Working with Quant
Heather Tilbury Phillips, former Director of Mary Quant Limited, spoke to us about her experience of working with Mary, at a time of revolutionary social change.

Mary Quant: An Ongoing Legacy
April Crichton of Studio LA FETICHE and curator Mhairi Maxwell explore Quant’s ongoing legacy in this video.

Quant and Bazaar
Mary Quant disrupted the fashion retailing landscape. Curator Kirsty Hassard explores how Quant achieved this in this video.

Articles

Enjoy a range of stories inspired by or about Mary Quant.

Making V&A Dundee: Painting Mary Quant
When Gina Wright sent us a painting she did of our now closed Mary Quant exhibition after visiting, it felt like a fitting way end to show with us. Read more about what inspired her.

Quant at home
Ahead of our Mary Quant exhibition, we asked you to help us learn more about Mary Quant's impact in Scotland. We had some of your wonderful memories of her iconic fashion illustrated.

What would Quant do?
We asked third-year Textile Design students to answer this question by creating textiles inspired by Quant’s sixties’ rebellion. Have a read and see what they came up with.

Reproducing Quant
Meridith Towne created replica Quant pieces to complement our Learning programme. Due to COVID-19, the pieces sadly couldn't be handled so Meredith explored her work online for us.

This three-part series explores Meridith's process recreating these iconic pieces and how Quant's legacy informed her work.

When Edi met Mary
Broadcaster Edi Stark interviewed Mary Quant in London almost 20 years ago. We caught up with her recently to find out more about this fantastic conversation.

Audio: On Quant: Meredith More meets Heather Tilbury Phillips
Our curator Meredith More is joined by Heather Tilbury Phillips, former co-director of Mary Quant Limited. Together they discuss what it was like working with Quant.

Mary Quant's head in black and white against purple and black stripes.

Learning resources

Our resources explore textiles and construction, brand and marketing, along with the wider social context of the Quant era. They are aligned to the Scottish curriculum and can be adapted for learning at all levels.