Mary Quant changed the Fashion Industry Forever
23 April 2021 | Arts
The Bendigo Art Gallery has done it again…secured a major international exhibition that is simply brilliant….what pandemic!!??
This regional gallery in central Victoria demonstrates time and again its capacity to build relationships on the world stage…this time with the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and navigate insurance, exhibition design and the numerous challenges in bringing a major international exhibition to a regional city when most of the world is in covid Lock- down.!! But here it is..until July 11th 2021 and I was lucky enough to book during the first week and avoid crowds with my 10am visit.
Immersion in creativity, nostalgia for 1960’s Britain and for the first time understanding the revolution Mary Quant created, are my take-aways from this exhibition.
Who is Mary Quant? Now in her 90’s Dame Barbara Mary Quant or Mrs Plunkett- Greene DBE is a fashion designer, born in Wales who went on to disrupt fashion as Britain knew it and became a global brand. As a teenager in the 1960’s in the UK the fashion scene only reached Nottinghamshire villages via magazines and the one pop music show that appeared on black and white TV on a Sunday evening. Mary Quant was a London phenomenon. Little did I know the impact she would make.