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Alexander Plunket Greene

(1932-1990), Fashion entrepreneur; husband of Mary Quant

Sitter in 6 portraits
Fashion entrepreneur and husband of Mary Quant. Plunket Greene and his wife helped to revolutionise the British fashion scene in the 1960s. Together with their friend Archie McNair, Plunket Greene and Quant opened Bazaar in 1955, a fashion boutique on King's Road, Chelsea. They sold Quant's designs and devised eye-catching window displays. Bazaar was one of the first shops to cater for the young, selling affordable clothes made of simple shapes and vibrant colours. In 1963 Plunket Green and Quant launched the label Ginger Group a lower priced line for the mass market and later expanded their company to the United States.

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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

Alexander Plunket Greene, by Rex Coleman, for  Baron Studios - NPG x125762

Alexander Plunket Greene

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 4 October 1964
NPG x125762

A Crate Full of Quant (Dame Mary Quant, Alexander Plunket Greene and nine models), by John Adriaan - NPG x133068

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

by John Adriaan
digital gelatin silver print, 1 April 1966
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x133068

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

Alexander Plunket Greene, by Jill Kennington - NPG x77006

Alexander Plunket Greene

by Jill Kennington
bromide fibre print, February 1987
NPG x77006

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Dame Mary Quant; Alexander Plunket Greene

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

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