Hopefully I’ll have more nearer the time, but for now, take this as advance notification of a new Mary Quant exhibition and book at the V&A.
The exhibition actually starts on Saturday 6th April 2019, with tickets now available to purchase in advance if you want to make sure you have them for the day you are free.
Not the first Mary Quant exhibition (I have a bookmark somewhere in a Quant book for something similar in the early 1970s), but this one does seem to be in-depth and brings something new to that table.
According to the V&A, you can ‘discover how Mary Quant launched a fashion revolution on the British high street’, with over 200 garments and accessories showing here, including unseen pieces from the designer’s personal archive. That’s the interesting bit. If you are a member, you also get to see it a day before the general public on 5th April. No idea how much membership costs, but might be worth looking into if you are really keen.
If you check out the V&A website, you can have a look at some of the imagery on show, as well as some of the clothing that will be on display. You can book those advance tickets there as well.
If you want even more Quant, there’s a new book too. Mary Quant by Jenny Lister is a 224-page hardback book produced in association with the V&A and promises to show how Quant ‘revolutionised’ fashion, harnessing youth, street style and mass production to create a new look for everyone and turned the Quant name into a global brand.
The book features new photography of Quant garments, alongside previously unpublished fashion photographs, the end result being what’s described as a ‘dynamic and authoritative account’ of the designer and her legacy.
You can pre-order that at Amazon ahead of the 25th March 2019 publishing date, with the book priced at £30.