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Mary Quant

1930

Birth

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1930 Birth Mary Quant is born in Blackheath, London.

1930-2023

A timeline of Mary Quant's life.

1955

First store opens

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1955 First store opens The Mary Quant Boutique Bazaar opens on King's Road in Chelsea and quickly becomes popular with the 'Chelsea Set', a group of young artists in the area.

1966

Invents hot pant.

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1966 Invents hot pant Quant invents the hot pant, receives an OBE and writes her first autobiography in one year.

1990

Hall of Fame

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1990 Hall of Fame In 1990, Quant is awarded the Hall of Fame Award by the British Fashion Council.

2015

Damehood

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2015 Damehood Quant becomes a Dame in the 2015 New Year's Honours list.

1953

Gradutation

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1953 Graduation Quant graduates from Goldsmith's University, London with an art diploma.

1962

JC Penney contract

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1962 JC Penney contract Quant signs a design contract with American department store brand, JC Penney.

1973-4

V&A exhibition begins

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1973-4 V&A exhibition begins The Mary Quant retrospective exhibition opens at the V&A, Kensington.

2012

Second biography

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2012 Second autobiography Quant's second autobiography is published.

2023

Death

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2023 Death Quant died on April 13th, 2023, aged 93.

A look into the life of influential fashion designer, Mary Quant, who revolutionised womenswear in the 20th century.