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Rare Museum worthy Mary Quant wool dress, circa 1960s.



For a period the international fashionable pace was set by a talented group of London-based designers led by Mary Quant. She was one of the designers who took credit for the miniskirt and hotpants and by promoting these and other fun fashions she encouraged young people to dress to please themselves and to treat fashion as a game. Quant's developing aesthetic was influenced by the dancers, musicians and Beatnik street chic of the Chelsea Set, and the Mods (short for 'Modernists'), a powerful subculture that helped to define London's youth culture in late-1950s Britain, with their love of Italian sportswear, sharp tailoring and clean outlines. This precisely and superbly finished dress represents an exquisite example of the geometric shapes which were modish, and exhibit the densely woven fabrics that were essential to maintain the rigide lines of the garments. Sleeveless , and featuring a high waistline, the dress is adorned with chocolat and black circle formed by applied materials. Enclosure is with a long zip at the back.


  • Designer
  • Brand
  • Dimensions
    Marked Size: 10 (UK)
  • Place of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Bust: 32.5inch/ Waist: 26inch/ Hip: 32inch/ Shoulder:15inch Total length : 43.5inch Excellent vintage condition. Lining condition is good with one small hole and 1 watermark.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU917113036912

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