I’ve never heard of the Gallery of Costume in Manchester. I’m well aware of the Costume Institute at The Met in NYC, particularly given the annual Met Gala on Monday night, but when my o/h suggested we visit the one in Manchester, it left me slightly confused, and a bit miffed that I’d never been there before. 452 more words
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“Mary Quant * Autobiography”. Published by Headline Publishing Group, 2012.
Much has been written about how Christian Dior revolutionized fashion with the New Look of 1947. 849 more words
Perhaps one the most revolutionary designers of our time, Mary Quant’s non-conformist attitude to fashion perfectly captured the cultural progression of the sixties and seventies. Looking to celebrate new, edgier designs, most notably in the form of the mini skirt, Quant aimed to focus away from tawdry ‘adult’ designs in favour of targeting young, hip consumers. 254 more words