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Object Name

Mini Dress


Quant, Mary (Primary maker)
Quant, Mary ([designer / maker])

Date Made

1967 circa
1967 circa

Place Made



design : mini dress of brick red crepe with low scooped neckline, dropped waistline and pleated skirt, centre back fastens with a metal zip, there is a deep band of sharp yellow crepe at hemline, the neckline and sleeveless armholes are also trimmed with yellow crepe overstitched with red cotton. 'Mary Quant's Ginger Group' label, c.1967 From exhibition label early 2000s Mini-dress, c.1967 Mary Quant (1934-) This dress is of perfect proportion, cut and colour, and is well made. It was alos cheap, made in London and perfectly geard to Quant's youthful clintele. No wonder the Parisian couturiers feared that their positions as fashion leaders might be eroded. From exhibition label 'Grand Designers' Mary Quant is a name now synonymius with fashion in the Sixties. She opned her first shop 'Bazaar,' on the King's Road in 1955, selling other designers' clothes. She then began to design for the younger generation and with the advent of the mini-skirt in the mid-1960s, was soon the most popular name in fashion. This dress was made for her 'Gnger group# label and its simple cut and clever use of colour shows her at her best.

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