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Mary Quant, the fashion designer who popularized the miniskirt, has died at the age of 93

Swinging Sixties icon Mary Quant has died Quietly At his home in Surrey, southern England, according to his family. She is a ” One of the greatest designers of the 20th century and an exceptional innovator “, congratulated his family.

Born in London on February 11, 1934, he opened his first store, “Bazaar”, in 1955 in the up-and-coming district of Chelsea. This clothing and accessories store soon became a meeting place for the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. We also met Brigitte Bardot and Audrey Hepburn.

“Pop” era clothing

His style was so recognizable that his famous brown bangs were sculpted by Vidal Sassoon. Marie Quant is best known for creating dresses and skirts with simple lines and bright colors. But the girls have to give him shorts (“hot-pants”), plastic raincoats, “paint box” makeup, and waterproof mascara.

My clothes fit right in with teenage fashion, pop, espresso bars and jazz clubs. “, he opined in his first autobiography, “Quant by Quant”, published in 1965.

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