"Dame Mary Quant", Order of the British Empire/DBE, Chartered Society of Designers/FCSD, Royal Designers for Industry/RDI is a Welsh people/Welsh fashion designer and British fashion icon. She became an instrumental figure in the 1960s London-based Mod (subculture)/Mod and youth fashion movements. She was one of the designers who took credit for the miniskirt and hot pants, and by promoting these and other fun fashions she encouraged young people to dress to please themselves and to treat fashion as a game. Ernestine Carter, an authoritative and influential fashion journalist of the 1950s/60s, wrote: "It is given to a fortunate few to be born at the right time, in the right place, with the right talents. In recent fashion there are three: Coco Chanel/Chanel, Christian Dior/Dior, and Mary Quant."If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous designers! More Mary Quant on Wikipedia.