London's V&A Museum has another blockbuster fashion exhibition on its hands. The establishment has announced that its current ‘Mary Quant' show, an exploration of the seminal British fashion designer's work, has attracted 400,000 visitors since it launched last spring. The figures make it the museum's third-most-popular fashion exhibition to date, after its major shows ‘Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams' and ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty'.
The news, released today on Quant's 90th birthday, comes as the show prepares to close its doors at the V&A in South Kensington on February 16, before moving north to the V&A Dundee, in Scotland, where it will reopen on April 4.Featuring the largest public collection of Quant garments in the world, the show spans more than 120 garments, as well as several previously unseen accessories, cosmetics, sketches, and photographs. It explores Quant's legendary links to ‘swinging London' and feminism, thanks to her invention of the mini skirt and her success in popularising daring designs such as colorful tights and tailored trousers.
‘Mary Quant' will run from April 4 through September 6, 2020, at V&A Dundee.