Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fine Lines: Mary Quant

Queen of the mod scene in London's swinging sixties era, Mary Quant set the style with her bold geometric designs heavily influenced by pop art that was popular at that time. She is most famous for being credited with inventing the mini skirt, which she made in an attempt to liberate women because in a skirt so short "it's easier to run for the bus". If only a mini skirt were still considered practical! I have yet to come across one of Quant's pieces as many are in private collections, but it's okay to dream so here are some of my favorite looks created by this lovely lady:

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