ONLINE Mary Quant & Makeup
11:00 to 11:15 on 28 October 2020
Mid-Century Musings: Mary Quant & Makeup
This free online talk is part of our Mid-Century Musings series, a collection of ten-minute online talks that offer a glimpse into Mid-Century Modern style and history.
Fashion designer and entrepreneur Mary Quant shook up the makeup industry during the mid-twentieth century with her own makeup line. Quant’s range aimed to give the average young woman access to the more exciting products used by professional models of the time. From waterproof mascara to brightly colour eye pastel crayons, Quant made the process of putting on makeup fun and experimental.
Celebrated in our current exhibition Mid-Century Modern: Art & Design from Conran to Quant, learn more on how Quant livened up mid-century makeup with a member of the Dovecot team member Leanne Dewar.