Ensemble (Dress, Jumper & Hat)

1965 (designed), 1973 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A
On short term loan out for exhibition
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This outfit, with its belt adapted to become a halter-neck fastening, is a good example of Mary Quant's practical ingenuity and surreal vision. It combines school uniform, beatnik bohemianism and futuristic chic - all elements of Quant's creative repertoire.

It was designed in 1965, the year Mary Quant published her autobiography, Quant by Quant . In this book, Quant recalls how she discovered the skinny rib jumper by trying an eight-year-old boy's sweater for fun, and in six months 'all the birds' were wearing them.


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Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 3 parts.

  • Mini-Dress
  • Hat
  • Jumper
Brief Description
Mary Quant hessian dress with matching hat and black polo-necked jumper, London, 1965.
Physical Description
Mini-dress with hat and jumper.
Style
Credit line
Given by Mary Quant
Production
Remade 1973
Summary
This outfit, with its belt adapted to become a halter-neck fastening, is a good example of Mary Quant's practical ingenuity and surreal vision. It combines school uniform, beatnik bohemianism and futuristic chic - all elements of Quant's creative repertoire.



It was designed in 1965, the year Mary Quant published her autobiography, Quant by Quant . In this book, Quant recalls how she discovered the skinny rib jumper by trying an eight-year-old boy's sweater for fun, and in six months 'all the birds' were wearing them.
Bibliographic Reference
Carter, Ernestine. Mary Quant's London, London Museum, 197334
Collection
Accession Number
T.110 to B-1976

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record createdMarch 15, 2006
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