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Book Description

17 Sep 2012
Originally published in 1966, Quant by Quant is the hugely entertaining story of Mary Quant's early career and life with husband and business partner Alexander Plunket Greene. After opening the groundbreaking Bazaar boutique on the King's Road in 1955, Quant soared to international fame with her brand of witty fashion style which fitted perfectly with modern life about town. Just as her signature styles have become synonymous with the Pop culture of the Swinging Sixties, her joyful, evocative autobiography captures the world in which she found inspiration - and which she ultimately helped to define and change.

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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: V&A Publishing; Reprint edition (17 Sep 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851776672
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851776672
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.6 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,913 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'One of the most inspiring books I have ever read' --Luella Bartley

'An engagingly told tale' --Guardian

About the Author

Mary Quant (b. 1934) studied at Goldsmiths' College in London. Famed for popularizing the miniskirt, she was awarded an OBE in 1966.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mod Mary 10 Jun 2013
By Hugh
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Written in 1966, this book is Marys first and best autobiography. It tells her story from childhood and ends with her still busy helping to define a decade. Its full of fun and really makes the excitement of the sixties come alive.

Just after this book was published, Mary brought out the first ever Hot-Pants and had many more years of success!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars A bit up itself 10 Jan 2014
By bev 19
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I'm sure Mary Quant had a very interesting life, but the way this book is written does not endear her to the reader.Very self aggrandising.
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By Lotti
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A very interesting read, and most enlightening if you want to know about life in the 1960's! Written in the present tense can be a little disconcerting until you get into it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Quant by Quant 5 Dec 2012
By Cindy L. Urban - Published on Amazon.com
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I owned the original book printed in the 60's and loved it ! This rendition has the wonderful story of Mary Quant,but is missing many of the pictures offered in the original book,and the quality of the paper used is of poor quality,and the cover is very flimsy,making this books shelf life limited.I still enjoyed reading this autobiography again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A nice flashback to 60s fashion 10 Nov 2013
By Fashion on bookshelves - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
In her autobiography, Mary Quant tells her story in such a sincere way, so much that it feels like you are having a conversation with her. The story starts from her family life, her school years in Goldsmiths College where she also meets her future husband Alexander. It is “marvelous” (she uses this word very often) to discover how she later becomes the fashion icon she is, by making a revolution, something that not anyone has a chance to do.
It is a pity that the book has few pictures.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great book about a pivotal moment in fashion! 15 Jan 2014
By Roberta - Published on Amazon.com
Everything changed during the late 50s & early 60s and Mary Quant led the way. If you are interest in modern fashion, this book will inspire you!
5.0 out of 5 stars sOooo eXciting and inspuring!◉✄♥☞♬✏✱❋❣✿✯ 13 Jan 2014
By suzanne s - Published on Amazon.com
mAry quAnt*s writing is freSh az the gift she gAve the worlF if fAshion!!..
its p0sitive!! up up up and FuNnn◉✄♥☞♬✏✱❋❣✿✯
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