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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