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Queen Elizabeth II honours designer Mary Quant

Queen Elizabeth II honours designer Mary Quant

As part of her annual New Year honours list

Designer and British fashion icon Mary Quant, who became well-known by popularising the mini skirt, has recently been made a Dame in the Queen's New Year's Honours

This week, Ms Quant, who has Welsh parents and considers herself Welsh, was recognised for her services to British fashion, named a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.

Caroline Rush, chief executive officer of the British Fashion Council, was also named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, for services to the British fashion industry. While Paul Silk, chairman of the Silk Commission, was made a Knight Commander (KCB) of the Order of the Bath, and Jane Shepherdson, ceo of Whistles, was awarded a CBE for services to U.K. retail business

Dame Mary Quant said, "I am absolutely delighted to have been awarded this terrific honour. It is extremely gratifying that my work in the fashion industry has been recognised and acknowledged in such a significant way."

 

 

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