“The whole point of fashion is to make fashionable clothes available to everyone.” Mary Quant
Another weekend, another museum, another sneak peek for you. This time mum and I headed off to see the Mary Quant exhibition at The V&A. Quant was and still is a pioneer of fashion especially around the time my mum was growing up (60’s & 70’s) so it was amazing for my mum to see some of the items that she had once had in her childhood and teenage years, which in turn was fun for me to see what my mum used to wear. My mum even had the Mary Quant trademark bob when she was about my age.
The exhibition contains a lot of pieces that have been donated by the general public which gave the exhibition such a nice personal touch. It follows her journey from her Bazaar Boutique in Chelsea all the way to how she shaped the high street we know today. It’s a very different vibe to the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams show but just as impressive and beautiful. I love how modern and fresh the pieces were for their time and saw a few pieces that would fit into my wardrobe today, dungaress with exposed zips and sports wear as everyday wear the 70’s version of athleisure.
It’s on until Febraury 2020 so you’ve got plenty of time to plan a trip or let me know what you thought of it if you’ve already seen it.