British designer and miniskirt creator Mary Quant has passed away at the age of 93. The famous fashion designer died at her own home in Surrey, England. Details about Quant’s death were not disclosed. Information about the incident was shared by Reuters reporters.
Mary Quant was born on February 11, 1930 in London. In 1955 the famous designer opened a boutique Bazaar in Chelsea with her lover, Alexander Plunkett-Green, who later became her husband, and friend Archie McNair. There she showcased pieces by her own hand.
Quant is considered the creator of the miniskirt. In the 1960s the silhouette was popularised by the world famous model Twiggy. The designer is also credited with creating the hooligan look of The Rolling Stones. In addition, the fashion designer was one of the first to use new synthetic materials in her work. In December 2014, Mary Quant received the title of Dame from the late Elizabeth II for her contribution to the fashion industry.
“Quant’s contribution to fashion cannot be overstated. She represented the joyous freedom of 1960s fashion and showed women a new role model. Modern fashion owes much to her pioneering vision,” says the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, which recently held an exhibition dedicated to Mary Quant.