Mary Quant

We went to the Mary Quant exhibition at the V&A. It was packed. I was impressed how much survived, not all of it motheaten; but I also thought that the early work was surprisingly traditional, beautifully made, not haute culture, but still expensive, if not worn by a duchess, then by Chelsea types and models:-

See her Fitted Jacket and Skirt (1957):-

Georgie (1962):-

The change came, unsurprisingly, in 1966, with a more butch and military look:-

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