In London and elsewhere, the 1960s were a time of vibrant creativity in fashion for both men and women, including the Nehru shirt and thick, black eyeliner.
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Mary Had a Little Skirt
Mary Quant is born in Blackheath, England
On this very fashionable day, Ms. Quant captured the hearts, and legs, of women. Fashion designer Mary Quant is credited with inventing the miniskirt, one of the clothing articles most closely associated with the swinging 60s.
Ever practical, this designer thought that the skirt would make it easier for women to run after a bus. Quant opened her own boutique in a fashionable section of London, selling clothes she designed herself, including a funky little white collar you could attach to any dress to spiff it up.
But it’s the mini with which she’s forever associated, and which stylish women around the world still wear today.