Exhibition Opening on Saturday, 6 April 2019

Mary Quant

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

  • Opening on Saturday, 6 April 2019

  • Gallery 40

  • £12.00

    Concessions apply.
    Advance booking is recommended.

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

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

Twiggy wearing a turquoise moire taffeta waistcoat and skirt, 1966. Photograph © Terence Donovan, courtesy Terence Donovan Archive / Iconic Images

Kellie Wilson and model wearing minidress and matching shorts by Mary Quant, 1966, Photo Duffy © Duffy Archive

The Mary Quant Beauty bus, 1971 © INTERFOTO / Alamy Stock Photo

Minidress with 'Peter Pan' collar, Mary Quant's Ginger Group, 1966, England. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Given by Professor Deborah Cherry

Mary Quant selecting fabric, 1967. © Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images

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Background image: Kellie Wilson and model wearing minidress and matching shorts by Mary Quant, 1966, Photo Duffy © Duffy Archive