Mary Quant (OBE) is a fashion designer and British fashion icon, who was instrumental in the mod fashion movement. She was one of the designers who took credit for inventing the miniskirt and hot pants. Her instant success made traditionally cautious designers change their attitudes and make their designs appeal to the newly important youth market.
Not many names epitomise an era, but Mary Quant is such a name. Her life, her ideas, her style touched (and still touch) everyone. Mary Quant is fashion. Most people connect Mary with one thing – the mini skirt – that ground-breaking design that is as potent now as it was when it first appeared in the early sixties. But her influence carried way beyond those early frenetic black-and-white years. Now, towards the close of what has been one of the most influential and visionary careers in fashion’s history, Mary Quant has written a memoir in her own inimitable style – a witty, unique account of her whirlwind life. It is a story like no other. But then there is only one Mary Quant.