The Englishwomen rates as the inventor of the miniskirt. Her designs stand for the awareness of life in the "Swingig Sixties".
Today it's completely normal that the models on the runways in Paris, London, New York or Milan wear very little cloth. In the middle of the last century, a few missing centimetres triggered off a revolution.
The world-wide success, the from year to year shorter skirt, was created in her little flat.
Mary Quant designed a "total look" which instead of the classical feminine curves the as thin as possible legs stressed. Her unfitted at the waste and appearing childlike chemises and schoolgirl jackets were informed by clear cut lines and high armholes. She combined them to flat monks or boots - Mary Quant has thought that high heels are an instrument of torture.
The revolutionary hem shortening got the symbol of the "Singing Sixties", of the rebellion against the establishment and it got to the symbol of the women's emancipation.
All in all, Mary Quant was young, innovativ and at the right place, at the right time because London rated as the coolest city in the world.
At the end of the Sixties, the hype about the minis shrinked very fast. The first flower people from California were announced with their long dresses. Her reaction: She closed her Londoner boutiques in 1969 and was only concentrated in the development of her Make-up line.