Who was Dame Mary Quant? Career, marriage and children

Dame Mary Quant

We will cover everything about Dame Mary Quant including her career, marriage and children.

Who was Dame Mary Quant?

Born on 11th February,1930, Dame Mary Quant was a British famous fashion designer and icon.

She rise to fame was in the 1960s when she was popular with Mod,  London based enterprise and was active in youth fashion movement.

Quant is credited with the development of miniskirt as well as hotspants. Her creative work made Ernestine Carter, an American -British museum curator to described her in a writing saying: “It is given to a fortunate few to be born at the right time, in the right place, with the right talents. In recent fashion there are three: Chanel, Dior, and Mary Quant.”

Who was Dame Mary Quant husband?

Dame Mary Quant

She was happily married. She met her husband back in 1953. They got married four years later in 1957.

The name of her husband was Alexander Plunket Greene. Alexander Greene, Dame Quant husband was a business man.

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He was also a grandson of famous Irish singer,Harry Plunket Greene.

He died in 1990.

Dame Mary Quant children?

Dame Mary Quant

Her marriage to Alexander Plunket Greene produced children. She was a mother of one.

She shared only a boy with him. The name of their child is Orlando Plunket Greene.

He was born in 1969 and is a 54 year old man.

Not much is known of him, but he seems to be continuing his father business.

Dame Mary Quant career.

She started by selling clothing sourced from wholesalers in her boutique. Her collections seems to resonate with many and she even had media attention.

She then set out to do it herself and later had sewing machines operators to help her. Some described her designs at the time to be “riskier and more unique than standard styles of the time”.

Through hard work and determination, she became a huge figure by late 1950s and 1960s.

She offered youthful clothes for mostly young people. She was named as “fashion revolutionaries” in the 1966 by the  New York.



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