Mary Quant

V&A, London

Mary Quant

The impact and personality of fashion icon Mary Quant seen through archive-led films and personal interviews

Mary Quant

This major V&A retrospective explored how Mary Quant launched a fashion revolution on the British high street.

NewAngle developed eight films for the exhibition exploring youth culture of the late 1950s and 1960s, Quant’s design process, marketing techniques, theories on fashion, and the impact of her clothes. These included rarely seen archive footage and stills.

We also filmed interviews with four women who knew or worked with Quant in the 1960s, giving their unique perspectives on the fashion designer.

A large circular structure in the centre of the mezzanine displayed projected photographs and quotes sent in by the public telling their personal stories of wearing Quant’s clothes.