APRIL 2019, and we’re invited to discover ‘how Mary Quant launched a fashion revolution on the British high street,’ at the world’s leading Fashion museum, the V&A, in London!
My journey with Quant, her erstwhile husband, Alexander Plunket Green, in a cab ride from Chester to Manchester airport in April, 1981, makes me believe she is much more than a high street retail reformer.
For those who lived through the Quant era, this show will be a form of time travel – back to the 60s and 70s and the coolest of names, Lennon, McCartney, Shrimpton, David Bailey, Princess Margaret, Tony Armstrong Jones, Vidal Sassoon, all in the thrall of the deceptively simple daisy logo!
Before MQ the rich looked like our model above and the rest of us more like this:
After Quant we all looked like this:
She did it by proving that modernising mavericks can’t be tamed, really. More follows….