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Mary Quant; British fashion designer; Born on 11.2.1934 in Blackheath.

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Illustration, 2012, by Robert Nippoldt (born 1977).
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Mary Quant: Fashion icon of the 1960s
Immortalised by fashion iconography as the originator of the miniskirt, London designer Mary Quant (born February 11, 1934, London, England) had an art-school background and had been designing and manufacturing her own clothes since the late 1950s.

She had one distinct advantage over previous designers: she was a contemporary of her clients, rather than of an older generation. Convinced that fashion needed to be affordable to be accessible to the young, she opened her own retail boutique, Bazaar, on the Kings Road in 1955, introducing the "mod" era and the "Chelsea look."