Exhibition On now until Sunday, 16 February 2020

Mary Quant

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

a riot of rebellion, vigour and youthful energetic fashion...


  • On now until Sunday, 16 February 2020

  • 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 Trailer

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.

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



V&A shop

Mary Quant hardback exhibition book

Mary Quant hardback exhibition book

The first focused study of Mary Quant's career, this book shows how she revolutionised fashion to create a new look for everyone

£25 Buy
Quant by Quant: The Autobiography of Mary Quant

Quant by Quant: The Autobiography of Mary Quant

The autobiography of the iconic fashion designer Mary Quant, originally published in 1966 at the height of Swinging London

£9.99 Buy
Mary Quant orange silk scarf

Mary Quant orange silk scarf

This vibrant orange and pink silk scarf features a polka dot pattern with a border of Quant’s totemic daisy logo

£90 Buy
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