Fashion unpicked: The ‘Wet Collection’ by Mary Quant



Join Co-curator of the Mary Quant exhibition, Stephanie Wood, as she explores Quant’s trailblazing PVC rainwear collection, launched in 1963. Quant’s innovative experiments with this futuristic plastic-coated cotton were worn by celebrities like Cynthia Lennon, and graced the cover of Vogue magazine. Find out why Quant was “bewitched… with this super shiny man-made stuff and it’s shrieking colours”, and what makes the ‘Christopher Robin’ rain smock in our collection one of the rarest examples.

Find out more: https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/mary-quant
Find out more: https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/mary-quant

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