Mary Quant, fashion designer who popularized the miniskirt, dies

The London fashion designer left us Mary Quant at 93 years old. Quant will be remembered for revolutionizing the conservative 60’s fashion with the invention and popularization of the mini skirt, garment that every woman usually keeps in her closet. With her contribution of hemming her skirts, she symbolized the women’s freedom and an innovation to the industry. The tragic news was confirmed by his relatives, through a statement, to the PA news agency this Thursday, April 13.

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The creator of the miniskirt was one of the greatest exponents of openness and a representative of the modernization of fashion boutiques. She “she died this morning at her home in Surrey (UK). She was one of the fashion designers most internationally recognized and an exceptional innovator. She opened the first Ella Bazaar store on Kings Road in 1955, and her creative talent and farsightedness quickly made a unique contribution to the british fashion“, were the words of his family to regret the event.

Mary was born in south-east London on February 11, 1930. ‘Lady Mary’ was the daughter of two Welsh schoolteachers. In the 1950s, she earned a diploma in Art Education at Goldsmiths College, where she met her husband, Alexander Plunket Greene, who years later helped establish her brand.

Mary Quant and her husband in a London boutique. Photo: Zuma Press/PA

Mary Quant: Fans Mourn Her Passing Away

After learning of his death, various figures from the world of fashion such as Alexandra Shulman, former head of British Vogue magazine, said on their social networks: “Mary Quant was a leader in fashion, but also in female entrepreneurship, a visionary, she was more than a good haircut”. The latter stands out in reference to the style of cut that Mary wore in the 60s.

Alexandra Shulman mourns the passing of Mary Quant. Photo: Twitter

Likewise, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London expressed that “it is impossible to exaggerate Quant’s contribution to fashion”. “She embodied the joyous freedom of 1960s fashion and provided a new role model for young women. Fashion today owes much to her pioneering vision,” she emphasized.

Reactions after the death of fashion designer Mary Quant. Photo. twitter screenshot