Mary Quant

Quick Facts

Full NameBarbara Mary Quant
Date of Birth11 February 1930
Date of Death13 April 2023
Age at Death93
Place of BirthWoolwich, London, England
Place of DeathSurrey, England
Other NamesBarbara Mary Plunket Greene
EducationGoldsmiths College
Fashion LabelMary Quant
SpouseAlexander Plunket Greene (married 1957; died 1990)
Titles and HonorsDBE (Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire), CH (Companion of Honour), FCSD (Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers), RDI (Royal Designer for Industry)
Career HighlightsAn instrumental figure in the 1960s Mod and youth fashion movements, credited with popularizing the miniskirt and hotpants, a key player in London’s Swinging Sixties culture
Net WorthApproximately $22 million at the time of her death
ParentsJack Quant and Mildred Jones, both schoolteachers from Welsh mining families
SiblingsYounger brother, John Antony Quant (Royal Air Force dental officer)
Early LifeEvacuated to Kent during WWII, attended Blackheath High School
College DegreeIllustration and Art Education from Goldsmiths College (1953)
ApprenticeshipApprentice to Erik Braagaard, Mayfair milliner
Cultural ImpactPioneered the London-based Mod fashion, influenced Swinging Sixties culture, compared to Chanel and Dior by Ernestine Carter

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