Dress

1964 (made)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
Not currently on display at the V&A
On short term loan out for exhibition
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

After training in Fine Art at Goldsmith's College, Mary Quant opened her boutique Bazaar on London's King's Road in 1955. Quant promoted stylish yet affordable ready-to-wear fashions like this simple dress with contrasting collar and cuffs. Its simple material and construction are typical of Quant's youthful designs.


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Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 3 parts.

  • Dress
  • Shoe
  • Shoe
Materials and Techniques
Wool jersey
Brief Description
Wool jersey dress by Mary Quant, made in Great Britain, 1964.
Physical Description
Rust wool jersey dress, long waisted, with short topstitched flared skirt. Centre front zip, cream Peter Pan collar and turned back cuffs
Dimensions
  • Neck to hem length: 81.5cm
  • Sleeve length: 55cm
  • Waist circumference: 80cm (approx)
Production typeReady to wear
Credit line
Given by Mary Quant
Summary
After training in Fine Art at Goldsmith's College, Mary Quant opened her boutique Bazaar on London's King's Road in 1955. Quant promoted stylish yet affordable ready-to-wear fashions like this simple dress with contrasting collar and cuffs. Its simple material and construction are typical of Quant's youthful designs.
Bibliographic Reference
Fashion : An Anthology by Cecil Beaton. London : H.M.S.O., 1971
Collection
Accession Number
T.352-1974

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record createdMarch 18, 2005
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