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Mary Quant (1934-), Fashion designer

Sitter in 20 portraits
Fashion designer. Born in London, Quant studied illustration at Goldsmiths College before taking a job as an apprentice milliner. She began to work in fashion design in 1955 with the opening of her first boutique, Bazaar, on King's Road, co-founded with her future husband Alexander Plunket Greene and their friend Archie McNair. The prices were low and instigated a new era in style, one in which fashion was for everyone. Quant became known for her geometric and vibrant designs, especially for popularising the miniskirt, which became synonymous with 'Swinging London'. In 1966, Quant was awarded an OBE for services to the fashion industry.

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P1056

Mary Quant

by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski
bromide print, June 1966
NPG P1056

P150(34)

Mary Quant

by Arnold Newman
bromide print, 1978
NPG P150(34)

x30111

London Fashion Designers

by Norman Parkinson
bromide fibre print on card mount, 18 October 1963
NPG x30111

x125390

Mary Quant

by Baron Studios
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 24 October 1964
NPG x125390

x18653

Mary Quant; Alexander Plunket Greene

by Mayotte Magnus
colour print on card mount, June 1977
NPG x18653

x29716

Mary Quant

by Trevor Leighton
bromide fibre print, 25 November 1982
NPG x29716

x32370

Mary Quant

by Denis Waugh
C-type colour print, July 1983
NPG x32370

x137444

Mary Quant

by Gered Mankowitz
C-type colour print, September 1986
NPG x137444

x127156

Mary Quant

by Jill Kennington
bromide print, 1987
NPG x127156

P1968

The Book Party: Hans and Elsbeth Juda

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 16 April 1964
NPG P1968

P1909

Mary Quant

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 24 January 1988
NPG P1909

P1937

'Fashion Designers' (including Bill Gibb, Zandra Rhodes, Mary Quant)

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print
NPG P1937

x135906

Mary Quant

by Armando Pietrangeli
bromide print, 1960
NPG x135906

x194166

Mary Quant

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
vintage print, circa 1965
NPG x194166

x194167

Mary Quant

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
vintage print, circa 1965
NPG x194167

x133068

A Crate Full of Quant (Mary Quant, Alexander Plunket Greene and nine models)

by John Adriaan
fibre based lambda print, 1 April 1966
NPG x133068

x132460

Mary Quant

by John Adriaan
bromide print, 1973
NPG x132460

x132461

Mary Quant

by John Adriaan
bromide print, 1973
NPG x132461

x132462

Mary Quant

by John Adriaan
bromide print, 1973
NPG x132462

x21974

Mary Quant

by John Adriaan
bromide print, 1973
NPG x21974

Category

Art

Place

London