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V&A Mary Quant exhibition in 2019

UttaRetch

V&A Mary Quant exhibition in 2019
« on: July 03, 2018, 07:45:45 AM »
The V&A will be mounting an exhibition devoted to Mary Quant next year and is currently looking for contributions from members of the public.
What goes around comes around.

maliw

Re: V&A Mary Quant exhibition in 2019
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2018, 08:19:10 AM »
Oooh the 1960's, I remember then, I was in my teens and couldn't afford MQ but mum could sew  ;)
At leisure on the leisure penninsula

UttaRetch

Re: V&A Mary Quant exhibition in 2019
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2018, 12:11:49 PM »
I have offered the organisers



some fabric.  I bought this in a vintage market simply because I couldn't bear to let it go and I can't imagine that there is much unused, original Mary Quant fabric around.
What goes around comes around.

twopence

Re: V&A Mary Quant exhibition in 2019
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2018, 14:47:10 PM »
I may have to go to this as I worked for her around 1967 in her Bond Street shop.

UttaRetch

Re: V&A Mary Quant exhibition in 2019
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2018, 18:14:44 PM »
What, no happy memories to share? :ninja:
What goes around comes around.

UttaRetch

Re: V&A Mary Quant exhibition in 2019
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2019, 15:47:46 PM »
Finally got around to seeing this exhibition and post below a few photos.





The striped dress is one of the two giveaway patterns to tie in with the exhibition.  I never identified the other one.





Not my thing at all, but I was impressed by the neat sewing.

The exhibition closes in February 2020, so there is still time to see it if you don't live too far away.

What goes around comes around.

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: V&A Mary Quant exhibition in 2019
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2019, 15:54:52 PM »
Looks fascinating, wish I was a bit nearer.

Ohsewsimple

Re: V&A Mary Quant exhibition in 2019
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2019, 16:16:19 PM »
Looks great.  Always such an expensive day out for me though with train fares etc.  But a friend and I did do the Valentino was exhibition at Somerset House some years ago.  That was stunning nad worth every penny as there were films of works in progress going on. 

UttaRetch

Re: V&A Mary Quant exhibition in 2019
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2019, 19:38:29 PM »
I saw the Valentino at Somerset House, but didn't think it was staged well.  :(
What goes around comes around.

KayK

Re: V&A Mary Quant exhibition in 2019
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2019, 11:05:39 AM »
I went a couple of months ago and loved it!  A lot of ladies around a certain age were visiting!  I used to love the make up - it was about all I could afford.  I remember wearing the 'banana' nail varnish to school and being sent to the woodwork room to get it taken off!  The clothes were so neat!
I just love sewing!

Nevis5

Re: V&A Mary Quant exhibition in 2019
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2019, 13:57:01 PM »
I still haven't made it there :(  despite my best intentions.  @KayK I remember the nail polish too, had a few colours given to me as presents and also a pair of yellow tights (!!).  Thought I was incredibly posh wearing those (must have looked like Big Bird).