Mary Quant exhibition hits 400,000 visitors in time for the designer’s 90th birthday

To celebrate Mary Quant’s 90th birthday, the V&A announces that its exhibition, Mary Quant, has welcomed 400,000 visitors, making it the museum’s third most popular fashion exhibition ever, after Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams and Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.

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.

Good to know:

The exhibition Mary Quant runs from 4 April 2020 – 6 September 2020
at V&A Dundee.
• The exhibition has been co-curated for the V&A by Jenny Lister and Stephanie Wood. It is accompanied by a new V&A publication.
• The V&A’s fashion collection is designated as the UK’s National Collection and is one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of dress in the world.



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