FASHION ICON: MARY QUANT
One of the most influential artists of the 20th Century worldwide, Mary Quant was at the vanguard of the style revolution of the 60s and 70s, leading the charge away from convention and conservatism through the championing of ground-breaking designs including the miniskirt and hot pants, plus an ingeniously creative partnership with hair stylist, Vidal Sassoon. Quant’s fresh designs and irreverent style shaped a generation and heralded the arrival of the ‘swinging sixties’. Her impact on the business of fashion and contemporary design can still be felt today across the globe.
“The fashionable woman wears clothes…the clothes don’t wear her.” Mary Quant
A brand-new film from Studio Soho highlighting Quant’s incredible career is launching in UK cinemas this October. In her directorial debut, Sadie Frost pairs archive footage with dramatised scenes, featuring Camilla Rutherford as Quant with striking creativity. Original interviews with Quant family members and titans of the fashion and beauty industry provide a rich texture for exploring the creative, personal and professional life of a beloved cultural icon.
QUANT is directed by Sadie Frost (Dracula, Waiting for Anya, Two for Joy). Featuring contributions from Jasper Conran, Kate Moss, Charlotte Tilbury and Vivienne Westwood.
The film is produced by Ben Charles Edwards (Set the Thames on Fire, Father of Flies) and Kirsty Bell (A Bird Flew In, Ronnies, Bombay Rose, Star Dust) and Executive Producer by Phil McKenzie of Goldfinch Entertainment
QUANT WILL BE RELEASING IN UK CINEMAS FROM OCTOBER 29TH