Monday, May 21, 2012

Manic Mod-Day: Mary Quant

A couple of weeks ago when I posted about how cute crochet hot pants were, it made me think about the mother of hot pants - Mary Quant. She was a British designer and fashion icon of the mod movement. She's credited with revolutionizing hot pants, waterproof mascara and mini skirts. Talk about an overachiever.

[caption id="attachment_1729" align="aligncenter" width="440"] Mary Quant[/caption]

In 2000 the label was bought out by the Japanese and finding original vintage designs are difficult among a sea of newer stuff. The daisy logo is still in use making spotting the vintage from the newer even more challenging, but it's out there if you have deep pockets.

[caption id="attachment_1728" align="aligncenter" width="440"] Skirt and Jumper, Mary Quant circa 1965 via V&A Museum[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1726" align="aligncenter" width="393"] Quant by Quant[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1724" align="aligncenter" width="440"] 1960's MARY QUANT black wool dress with silk collar & cuffs by Jennifer Kobrin via 1stdibs $1,250[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1730" align="aligncenter" width="403"] Mary Quant plaid dress via tumblr[/caption]

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