British designer Mary Quant, who revolutionized the fashion world by popularizing the miniskirt in the 1960s, died on Thursday at 93 years oldher family announced.
Mary Quant, star of the “Swing Sixties”, He died “peacefully” in his home.in the county of Surrey in southern England, his family said.
Era “one of the best-known designers of the 20th century and an outstanding innovator,” her family said.
Born on 11 February 1930 in London, in 1955 she opened her first shop, “Bazaar”, in the Chelsea district, which was then in full swing. This clothing and accessories store quickly became a meeting place for young people and artists, attracting celebrities such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Brigitte Bardot and Audrey Hepburn.
Her style was easily recognizable, with her famous brown bangs, the work of hairdresser Vidal Sassoon.
Mary Quant was known, above all, for his designs of very short dresses and skirts, of simple lines and bright colors. But she also became famous for “shorts” (“hot-pants”), plastic raincoats and colorful make-up.
“It happened that my clothes matched exactly teenage fashion, pop, bars […] and jazz clubs,” he commented in “Quant by Quant,” his first autobiography, published in 1965.
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