Grace Coddington modeling Mary Quant’s ‘Banana Split’ dress.                                 (Image scanned by Sweet Jane)

Grace Coddington modeling Mary Quant’s ‘Banana Split’ dress. (Image scanned by Sweet Jane)

Mary Quant - Mary Quant was influenced by Chelsea beatniks and dance outfits she remembered from childhood. Famed for popularising, if not inventing, the mini skirt, her clothes were made up of simple shapes combined with strong colours.

Mary Quant, the inventor designer of the iconic miniskirt. And where would women be today without this innovation that still resonates with the world of fashion?

Pierre Cardin - 1965

Pierre Cardin fashions, photo by Leombruno-Bodi in the redecorated Bal du Moulin Rouge, Paris , 1965

Mary Quant London 1960

The Black & White Chequered Dress is a stylish yet simple idea for retro fancy dress that will give you a classic sixties look quickly and easily.

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