British fashion designer, Mary Quant, who popularised miniskirts and hot pants, died peacefully at her home in Surrey, southern England on Thursday 13th April 2023, at the age of 93,
The British fashion designer started a fashion revolution because she didn’t have time to wait for women’s liberation and wanted to free young women in the 1950s and 1960s from having to continue dressing like their mothers.
She pioneered sack dresses and turned women’s trousers and tights into wardrobe staples, as well as popularising the bob haircut pioneered by her friend, hairdresser Vidal Sassoon.
Among Quant’s revolutionary designs were sleeveless shift dresses, PVC raincoats, Peter Pan collars, skinny-rib sweaters, block-colored tights, and jumpsuits.
A statement released on behalf of her family said: “Dame Mary, aged 93, was one of the most internationally recognized fashion designers of the 20th century and an outstanding innovator of the Swinging Sixties.
Story: Ralia Adama