From miniskirts and hot pants to vibrant tights and makeup, this exhibition explored how Mary Quant launched a fashion revolution on the British high street, with over 200 garments, including unseen pieces from the designer's personal archive.
a riot of rebellion, vigour and youthful energetic fashion...
The King's Road is one of the world's most famous shopping and lifestyle destinations. It has always been at the forefront of fashion trends – from Mods to Punks, Sloanes and New Romantics – and at the epicentre of London's art, fashion and music scenes. And, of course, a key location and playground for Mary Quant and her brilliant boutique: Bazaar. The King's Road is proud to sponsor this exhibition and celebrate the Road's rich heritage, as well as looking to its future as a home for the next generation of creative, era-defining pioneers.
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Hear how Quant developed her trailblazing affordable style
Your snapshots of lives lived in Mary Quant
Curator Stephanie Wood explores Mary Quant's love affair with that "super shiny man-made stuff", PVC
Where would we be without coloured tights, skinny-rib sweaters and comfy loungewear? We owe them all to Mary Quant
Take a look inside the Mary Quant exhibition
The true story behind the look that defined a decade
Find out why Quant's make-up range was as revolutionary as her clothing
The most iconic fashion designer of the 1960s, Mary Quant's witty, irreverent clothing was critical to the 'Swinging Sixties' scene
A candid glimpse into the life and early career of the 1960s supermodel
Art & Design and Design & Technology students at Key Stages 3 – 5 can explore key themes from the Mary Quant exhibition with our tailored resource pack