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Mary Quant

Fashion Designer
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Net worth 2018: $50.4 Million
Residence: Blackheath, London
Country: British
BirthDay: 11 February 1934
Sigh: Pisces
Height: 1.75 m
Education: 1955 - Goldsmiths, University of London

Mary Quant was bornon 11 February 1934 in Blackheath, London, British, is Fashion Designer. Mary Quant is a Welsh fashion designer and British fashion icon known for popularizing the miniskirt and hot pants. A major figure in the London-based Mod and youth fashion movements during the 1960s, she promoted fun fashions and encouraged people to dress to please themselves rather than conforming to societal norms. Popularly hailed as the inventor of the miniskirt, one of the defining fashions of the 1960s, Quant considered the shortening of the skirt a practical and liberating development for women. Born to Welsh teachers in 1934, she grew up during the World War II period. Too young to realize the seriousness of the war, she actually enjoyed the wartime activities as she was an adventurous young soul. Her progressive minded parents encouraged her to pursue a career and wanted her to choose a stable profession. Mary, however, had made up her mind to study illustration to which her parents reluctantly agreed. After completing her studies she started a business with Alexander Plunket Greene whom she later married. She promoted fun fashion wear which became immensely popular with the younger generation and within years she established herself as a British fashion icon. In addition she is also the author of the books ‘Quant by Quant’, ‘Colour by Quant’ and ‘Quant on Make-up.’


$50.4 Million


She resigned as the director of the company in 2000 after a Japanese buy-out


Theirs was a happy marriage that lasted till Alexander’s death in 1990


In 1988, Quant designed the interior of the Mini (1000) Designer


The massive success of her fashion range prompted her to expand the business and in the 1970s and 1980s she branched out into household goods and cosmetics as well


Mary Quant is the author of many books including ‘Quant by Quant’ (1966), ‘Colour by Quant’ (1984), ‘Quant on Make-up’ (1986), and ‘Classic Make-up and Beauty Book’ (1999)


Though it is debated whether or not she is the inventor of the garment, she is credited to have made the miniskirt extremely popular during the 1960s


She met her future husband Alexander Plunket Greene at Goldsmiths College in 1953


Barbara Mary Quant was born on 11 February 1934, in Blackheath, London, to Jack and Mary Quant

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