Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Inspiration Wall: Mary Quant

A few years ago, I did a presentation on "the mods" of 1960s London for my Modern British Literature class. Of everything I wrote, read, or presented in college, this was my very favorite assignment. I got to spend hours in the art book room, digging through gorgeous photo-books filled with pictures of the most stylish people ever.

I probably did a bit more research than necessary for a ten-minute presentation. I got to learn about all sorts of stylish mod designers, including the fantastic Mary Quant, the woman who popularized mini-skirts. Her aesthetic is very simple and tailored and completely gorgeous!