Mary Quant

Mary Quant

Biography

Author Profession: English Designer
Born: February 11, 1934
Age: 82 years old
Birth Sign: Aquarius

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Only ugliness is obscene.

I absolutely adore cows. They're the most fascinating, gentle and beautiful animals. Their eyes are so amazing. I have ten that live on the land around my house. I love to talk to them. There are few things better than falling asleep in a field and being woken up by an inquisitive cow.

Jean Shrimpton was the most beautiful of all the models I have known. To walk down the King's Road, Chelsea, with Shrimpton was like walking through the rye. Strong men just keeled over right and left as she strode up the street.

I remember one day, when things were going frightfully well, I went to buy myself a really smashing car. I asked them to show me a Porsche with an automatic gearbox, and the salesman called over all the other salesmen, and they stood around absolutely roaring with laughter.

Risk it; go for it. Life always gives you another chance, another go at it. It's very important to take enormous risks.

I've always loved painting and drawing. I wish I'd developed it more and exhibited.

A woman is as young as her knees.

Fashion is not frivolous. It is a part of being alive today.

Fashion is a tool... to compete in life outside the home. People like you better, without knowing why, because people always react well to a person they like the looks of.

The fashionable woman wears clothes. The clothes don't wear her.

Having money is rather like being a blond. It is more fun but not vital.

As a child, I used to spend nearly all my summer holidays with my aunt in Wales, and we used to catch mackerel in a boat and then cook them on board.

As the daughter of two teachers with first-class degrees, I'd always seen myself as a duffer by comparison.

Britain has always had more art schools per capita than any other country.

Coco Chanel hated me. I can understand why.

Eating outdoors is a particular passion - that is, eating trestle-table a la nicoise.

For one thing, I am still working as an adviser on fashion, design and colour and stuff.

I always designed clothes from a very young age because I didn't like the way they were. They were paralyzing; they were stilted.

I can't imagine not working, really. I just think work's more fun than fun.

I didn't get fat even when I was pregnant. You have to work very hard at staying slim, and it's a bore. But it's worth it.

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