The British fashion designer, Dame Mary Quant, died at the age of 93
At the age of 93, Dame Mary Quant, one of the most recognised British fashion designers of her time, passed away. She is credited with redefining fashion in the 1960s by inventing miniskirts and hot pants. The 1960s saw remarkable cultural transformation as well as freedom of expression in art, music, and fashion. The death of Mary Quant is memorable because, by creating and popularising the miniskirt, she had a tremendous influence on fashion.
According to her relatives, the 93-year-old London designer died peacefully at her home in Surrey, United Kingdom.
Short miniskirts worn with vivid stockings, patterned or plain dresses, and clothing with polka dots are all considered Mary’s creations. These street-style staples were first seen in London. The Swinging Sixties and mod style, a British youth-led cultural revolution, became one of the most recognisable markers of her clothing, which became one of the most recognisable icons. She established herself as a fashion icon by starting a trend that spread beyond British borders and into other countries.
The miniskirt at the time revolutionised society because it was widely disapproved of as provocative and unethical clothing that exposed women’s legs. Younger, activist women, however, saw it as a sign of independence and a different way for younger people to dress differently from the older women.
On February 11th, 1930, Mary was born in London. In the Chelsea district of New York City, “Open Bazaar” was the first store she ever opened because of her love of fashion. The shop was successful because it served as a gathering place for young people seeking a style that better reflected who they were.
Mary Quant’s creations have been worn by numerous celebrities over the years. Audrey Hepburn, Pattie Boyd, Twiggy, and Brigitte Bardot are a few of the best-known.