The show has now surpassed Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 (316,852 visitors) and Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion (272,564 visitors) to also make it the most successful show ever housed in the museum dedicated fashion gallery (Gallery 40).
The record-breaking show will close at the V&A in South Kensington on 16 February before it begins its journey to V&A Dundee. Tickets for the show in Dundee will be available from 20 February and it will open to the public on 4 April as part of V&A Dundee’s Fashion 2020 season.
Quant personified the energy and fun of swinging London and was a powerful role model for the working woman. Challenging conventions, she popularised the miniskirt, colorful tights, and tailored trousers–encouraging a new age of feminism. The miniskirt would go on to become an icon of the time and sparked a new creative scene in London and beyond.