BLYTHE QUANT (OPTING FOR THE MICRO-MINI DRESS FOR 60'S FLASHBACK FRIDAY AT WORK)
while we're on the subject of notable women in history (sorry guys, you'll have to wait a little while, at least until i start drawing boys toys, like Tonka trucks or Mr. T dolls...), who doesn't remember Mary Quant? if you don't, you know of her by her legacy - the mini skirt (now do i have your attention guys?)
Mary Quant was a British fashion designer who laid claim to the rise of the hemline on the rise - the mini skirt - and of course, hot pants. she was the first designer of our century to encourage people to dress to please themselves (what a novel concept!!) When she was asked what it was that inspired her to design the mini skirt, her reply was "Legs. I had good legs."*
In the mid-60's, women's clothing saw a change in tax methods - previously, the government taxed women's clothing based on the length of the skirt. now with the mini skirt being tax exempt due to the garment being classified as children's clothing, they began taxing the garments based upon bust size!
Quant was also a success in the cosmetics and beauty industry, and was known for her accurately cut short "bowl" hairstyle, and her dramatic eye makeup.
'good taste is death. vulgarity is life'*
*from "Women who Changed the World", Pier 9