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Dame Mary Quant

(1934-), Fashion designer

Sitter in 25 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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'The Book Party', by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1968

'The Book Party'

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

Dame Mary Quant, by J.S. Lewinski - NPG P1056

Dame Mary Quant

by J.S. Lewinski
bromide print, June 1966
NPG P1056

Dame Mary Quant, by Bryan Organ - NPG 7012

Dame Mary Quant

by Bryan Organ
pencil and collage, 1969
NPG 7012

Dame Mary Quant, by Arnold Newman - NPG P150(34)

Dame Mary Quant

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

Dame Mary Quant, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1909

Dame Mary Quant

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

Dame Mary Quant, by Armando Pietrangeli - NPG x135906

Dame Mary Quant

by Armando Pietrangeli
bromide print, 1960
NPG x135906

Dame Mary Quant; Alexander Plunket Greene, by Robert Young, for  Syndication International Ltd - NPG x198240

Dame Mary Quant; Alexander Plunket Greene

by Robert Young, for Syndication International Ltd
bromide press print, 27 August 1963
NPG x198240

London Fashion Designers, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x30111

London Fashion Designers

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

Dame Mary Quant, by Baron Studios - NPG x125390

Dame Mary Quant

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

Dame Mary Quant, by Keystone Press Agency Ltd - NPG x194166

Dame Mary Quant

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, circa 1965
NPG x194166

Dame Mary Quant, by John Adriaan - NPG x132460

Dame Mary Quant

by John Adriaan
bromide print, 1973
NPG x132460

Dame Mary Quant, by John Adriaan - NPG x132461

Dame Mary Quant

by John Adriaan
bromide print, 1973
NPG x132461

Dame Mary Quant, by John Adriaan - NPG x132462

Dame Mary Quant

by John Adriaan
bromide print, 1973
NPG x132462

Dame Mary Quant, by John Adriaan - NPG x21974

Dame Mary Quant

by John Adriaan
bromide print, 1973
NPG x21974

Dame Mary Quant, by Hugh Routledge - NPG x182402

Dame Mary Quant

by Hugh Routledge
bromide press print, 18 September 1974
NPG x182402

Dame Mary Quant, by Central Press - NPG x182403

Dame Mary Quant

by Central Press
bromide press print, 21 May 1975
NPG x182403

Dame Mary Quant; Alexander Plunket Greene, by Mayotte Magnus - NPG x18653

Dame Mary Quant; Alexander Plunket Greene

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

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