Cover image of the review
Mary Quant, *Victorian-Style Two-Piece*, 1961. Cotton with broderie anglaise trimming Labelled ‘Mary Quant’ Lent by Fashion Museum Bath / Gift of Mary Quant Photo: Michelle Guo

Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary
  • Michelle Guo

22 May 2021
Bendigo Art Gallery 20 Mar - 11 Jul 2021

Mary Quant’s London was the final exhibition to be staged by the London Museum at Kensington Palace between November 1973 and September 1974. The Quant retrospective represented a last hurrah and the first step towards modernising the museum, which had previously only exhibited historical costume. (The London Museum subsequently merged with the Guildhall Museum, moved to the Barbican complex and was rebranded as the Museum of London.) It was touted as the “first major museum exhibition to explore the work of a single, living fashion designer” and “only the second museum exhibition in London ever to be devoted to contemporary fashion”.

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