Mary Quant 1960s Fashion Exhibition at the V&A

The fashions of British designer, Mary Quant are displayed right now at the V&A Museum in London. She is an icon of the 1960s so if you love this decade, this is a must see exhibition. It is on until 16th February so you have time!  Mary Quant 1960s Fashion Exhibition at the V&A

The exhibition shares how she progressed her style, as well as sharing key moments of her life. And of course they highlight her famous hair cut!

Here are some of my highlights (get ready to drool!) – but there are loads more so make sure you go and see it before it ends!

Mary Quant 1960s Fashion Exhibition at the V&A

When I think of Mary Quant, I think mini dress, go go boots and her bob haircut. So I love discovering more of her fashion, from the subversion of menswear, to her 1950s fit and flare dresses and even the accessories.

Mary Quant 1960s Fashion Exhibition at the V&A

Mary Quant 1960s Fashion Exhibition at the V&A

Mary Quant 1960s Fashion Exhibition at the V&A

I had a tin of Mary Quant makeup pencils in the 1980s that belonged to my mum that I loved. They were makeup crayons in bright colours – and as always I have NO IDEA what happened to it, but I so wish I still had them!

Mary Quant 1960s Fashion Exhibition at the V&A

Here are some photos that I took, please do tell me which you love best! It is pretty hard to choose though!

Mary Quant 1960s vintage fashion at the V&A
Mary Quant 1960s vintage fashion at the V&A

Her tights and stockings came in super bright colours right up until the 1980s – I remember having a blue pair!

I loved her coats, and was quite surprised at how many are similar to designs I actually own (alas no Quant!). It was also great to see alternatives to her iconic wet look macs!

Mary Quant 1960s vintage fashion at the V&A Coat
Mary Quant 1960s vintage fashion at the V&A
Mary Quant 1960s vintage fashion at the V&A
Mary Quant 1960s vintage fashion at the V&A
This one is my FAVE!

I also loved her 1970s designs – this is exactly the type of dress I wear and was my total fave of the whole show! I love the colours and pattern – and can see how she influenced the likes of Orla Kiely.

Mary Quant 1960s vintage fashion at the V&A
Mary Quant 1960s vintage fashion at the V&A Makeup
I had these!!
Mary Quant 1960s vintage fashion at the V&A Cape

From miniskirts and hot pants to vibrant tights and makeup, discover how Mary Quant launched a fashion revolution on the British high street, with over 200 garments and accessories, including unseen pieces from the designer’s personal archive. Tickets are on sale now and can be bought here.

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