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Pair of Ankle Boots

1967 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Plastic was one of the new materials used by trendsetting designers in the 1960s. These boots were produced for Mary Quant's footwear range, 'Quant Afoot', introduced in 1967. They are made from clear plastic over a coloured lining, and resemble the Chelsea boots with square heels and toes worn by the Beatles during the mid-1960s. The heels are moulded with Mary Quant's signature daisy motif. The wearer would leave a trail of daisy footprints behind her after walking through a puddle.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Shoe
  • Shoe
Materials and Techniques
Clear polyvinyl chloride (PVC) lined with cotton jersey and metal
Brief Description
Pair of ankle boots in clear plastic, designed by Mary Quant, London, 1967
Physical Description
Pair of ankle boots in clear plastic over maroon jersey cotton lining. Gold metal buckle and eyelets around the top, and with a small heel.
Production typeReady to wear
Marks and Inscriptions
'quant / afoot' [with three Mary Quant daisy motifs above] (On insole of shoes)
Object history
Purchased. Registered File number 1986/626.
Production
Reason For Production: Retail
Summary
Plastic was one of the new materials used by trendsetting designers in the 1960s. These boots were produced for Mary Quant's footwear range, 'Quant Afoot', introduced in 1967. They are made from clear plastic over a coloured lining, and resemble the Chelsea boots with square heels and toes worn by the Beatles during the mid-1960s. The heels are moulded with Mary Quant's signature daisy motif. The wearer would leave a trail of daisy footprints behind her after walking through a puddle.
Associated Objects
Collection
Accession Number
T.85&A-1986

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record createdMarch 21, 2007
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