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

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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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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