Mary Quant

fashion designer
Born: 1934

Quant turned the fashion world upside-down with her outrageous styles. She is credited with creating both the mod look of the 1960s, with its futuristic-looking vinyl clothing and bold geometric designs, and the miniskirt. To complete the look with smoky eyes and pale lips, Quant introduced her own line of cosmetics. In 1966 Quant was awarded the Order of the British Empire, a medal of achievement given by the queen, for her contribution to fashion. She received this honor wearing a miniskirt.