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Mary Quant - the miniskirt Chanel - 2.55 Quilted Chain Bag YSL - The Mondrian Dress Paul Poiret - The Harem Pant

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Who designed the miniskirt?
Mary Quant
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When was the miniskirt released?
1964
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What did she name the miniskirt after?
Her favourite type of car
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Why is the miniskirt associated with social change at the time?
Seen to be linked to the younger population rebelling against the traditional social norm of the time (e.g. housewife)
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How was the miniskirt linked to the 80s and 90s?
Incorporated into the 'power dressing' style, women wore miniskirts with their suits to work
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Which celebrity became an unofficial poster girl for the miniskirt in the 1960s?
Twiggy
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Who invented the 2.55 Quilted Chain bag?
Chanel (Gabrielle Chanel)
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When was the 2.55 Quilted Chain bag first thought of?
1920s
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Why did they decide to include a strap to the 2.55 Quilted Chain bag?
Gabrielle Chanel was fed up with holding her bag
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When was the 2.55 Quilted Chain bag released?
February 1955
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What was the released 2.55 Quilted Chain bag inspired by?
Soldier's packs
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Why is the 2.55 Quilted Chain bag popular?
Versatility as the perfect accessory
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Who invented the Mondrian Dress?
Yves Saint Laurent
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When was the Mondrian Dress designed?
Autumn 1965
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How was the Mondrian Dress' blocky style created?
Patchwork using jersey
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Which artist inspired the Mondrian Dress?
Piet Mondrian and his use of block colours and shapes in his art.
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Who invented the Harem Pant?
Paul Poiret
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When was the Harem Pant introduced?
Around 1910
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What was the Harem Pant influenced by?
Middle Eastern styles
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True/False: Designers praised the Harem Pant.
False
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