Few designers epitomised the spirit of the sixties like Dame Mary Quant. The iconic British fashion designer, who passed away last month aged 93, heralded a new freedom from the stultifying previous generation, representing the UK as the new leaders of fashion.
Her work was exciting, colourful, bold and youthful, symbolic of the young person as autonomous figure. Mini skirts, bob cuts, colourful tights, liquid liner, the daisy logo and primary colours, all of which we associate with Quant, ARE the sixties.
Now, her incredible work and legacy is being showcased at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow. This new exhibition, titled Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary is a must for anyone with even a passing interest in style, design and pop culture.
Featuring more than 100 garments, accessories, photographs and cosmetics from the extensive V & A collection, it ‘s testament to a genuine trailblazer, whose style still continues to inspire subsequent generations.
Photos courtesy of Glasgow Life
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, 20th May- 22nd October. Prices are £8.50, concession £6.50, children under 12 are free.
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