Mary Quant, a leading light of the British fashion scene in the 1960s, has her hair cut by Vidal Sassoon in 1964. Photo: Ronald Dumont

My friend Mary Quant, the London fashion designer who defined the swinging ’60s

  • Quant opened a boutique on King’s Road, Chelsea, in 1955, gave the miniskirt its name and dominated young women’s fashion in the ’60s
  • Because she sold factory-made clothes for the girl next door, not couture, she has been largely left out of fashion history. A new exhibition puts that right
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Mary Quant, a leading light of the British fashion scene in the 1960s, has her hair cut by Vidal Sassoon in 1964. Photo: Ronald Dumont
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Melissa Twigg

Melissa Twigg

Melissa Twigg is an award-winning British journalist getting over a serious case of geographical commitment phobia. After 12 years of living in Paris, Cape Town and Hong Kong, she recently returned to London where she writes about art, travel, fashion, design and environmental issues in the cities she knows best.