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Mary Quant. Illustration by Zoe Taylor. From Selvedge magazine.

Miss Mary Quant – how could I have imagined a career in fashion without Mary Quant? She created the miniskirt for heaven’s sake. Forgive me – where would Topshop be without her? She also created the idea of Saturday night dressing, making things ‘upstairs’ that literally came off the machine and into her King’s Road shop that day in order to serve her adoring fans’ weekend characters. 

Luella Bartley, English fashion designer and fashion journalist.

This quote is from the May/June 2011 issue of Selvedge magazine. The theme of this issue is all things Britannia and Ms. Bartley was asked to choose six women who reflect the British unique and quirky sense of style.

Mary Quant was on her list. Check back for some of the others in the weeks to come.

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Mary Quant still sports her Sassoon hairdo. Photo courtesy of BBC Radio.

Mary Quant, the hip and happening designer of the mini-skirt in the 1960s, was a recent guest on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour. Host Jenni Murray asked Mary, now 78, how she likes to see older women dressed.

I like them to look as though they’re enjoying what they’re wearing and to experiment with everything new that comes along.

Mary Quant

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