Exhibition Opening on Saturday, 6 April 2019

Mary Quant

"The whole point of fashion is to make fashionable clothes available to everyone"

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  • Opening on Saturday, 6 April 2019

  • Gallery 40

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From miniskirts and hot pants to vibrant tights and makeup, discover how Mary Quant launched a fashion revolution on the British high street, with over 200 garments and accessories, including unseen pieces from the designer's personal archive.

Exhibition Highlights

Three patterned ensembles, Mary Quant, 1964 – 1971, London. Museum no. T.22-2013,T.498-1993 & PROV.6-2018. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

'Youthlines' white bodystocking and black panty girdle of synthetic jersey and nylon, with applique daisy motifs. Mary Quant, 1963 – 66, London. Museum no. T.442-1988 & T.443-1988. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Pair of yellow ankle boots in Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) lined with cotton jersey, Mary Quant, 1967, London. Museum no. T.591: 1&2-1992. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Fashion designer Mary Quant at her apartment in Draycott Place, Chelsea, London, about 1965. Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone/Getty Images

Three models wearing underwear designed by Mary Quant, about 1966. Photo by Otfried Schmidt/ullstein bild/Getty Images

Mary Quant and models at the launch of the quantafoot collection, 1967. © PA Prints 2008

Design for a cowl neck minidress with mustard yellow tights by Mary Quant, about 1967, London. Museum no. E.525-1975. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Wool jersey dress, with cream Peter Pan collar and turned back cuffs, Mary Quant, about 1966, UK. Museum no. T.352-1974. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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Background image: Three patterned ensembles, Mary Quant, London, 1964 – 1971. Museum no. T.22-2013,T.498-1993 & PROV.6-2018. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London