We Want Quant: answer V&A’s call for Mary Quant treasures & tales

London’s Victoria & Albert Museum has been granted unprecedented access to Dame Mary Quant’s Archive to curate the first international retrospective on the fashion designer in almost 50 years.

As part of this announcement, V&A has launched a public call-out to uncover Quant’s lost designs and to collect real stories to be included in the exhibition. To unearth these elusive garments, capture these amazing stories, and 
Mary Quant revolutionised the high street with her playful designs for a younger generation, from hot pants, daring minis and trousers for women, to tights and bold make-up styles.
Fashion : Portrait Of Mary Quant Around 1967
UNITED KINGDOM – JANUARY 01: The fashion designer and creator of the mini skirt Mary QUANT in her appartment in Dracott Place (Chelsea, London) thinking about her next creations. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

For the chance to feature in the exhibition, V&A is urging people to raid the wardrobes of mothers and grandmas everywhere and get in touch by email HERE, or share your pictures and memories on social media, using the hashtag #WeWantQuant.

Quant Shoes
6th April 1972: Fashion model Ika posing with Mary Quant’s new collection of shoes. (Photo by Roger Jackson/Central Press/Getty Images)

Mary Quant is at the V&A from 6 April 2019 – 8 March 2020. For more information, please visit the V&A website.


Seen at top: Mary Quant and models at the Quant Afoot footwear collection launch, 1967 © PA Prints 2008

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