Fashion designer Dame mary-quant” data-ylk=”slk:Mary Quant;elm:context_link;itc:0″ class=”link “Mary Quant, who was widely credited with popularising the mini skirt, has died at the age of 93, her family said.
A statement released on behalf of her family said: “Dame Mary Quant died peacefully at home in Surrey, UK, this morning.
“Dame Mary, aged 93, was one of the most internationally recognised fashion designers of the 20th century and an outstanding innovator of the Swinging Sixties.”
Born in south-east London on February 11 1930, Dame Mary was the daughter of two Welsh school teachers.
She gained a diploma in the 1950s in Art Education at Goldsmith’s College, where she met her husband Alexander Plunket Greene, who later helped establish her