A view of the living-room with its startling use of bright red and muted tones.
A picture of the treasured antique mosaic marble Italian table which has a trumpet on it.
A picture of the sitting room which is seen through the funnel of an old-fashioned gramophone.
A picture of a white French clock, a head of Augustus Caesar and a white and gold Danish telephone - bought in New York.
A picture of the kitchen where Pine has been used extensively for the fittings, this being the smallest room in the flat.
A picture of a French stove from the 18th-century Vosges stands on a platform.
I think most of us who are interested in fashion are intrigued by the homes of designers- wondering how they really live and if their surroundings reflect the clothes that they create. I know that I was a little surprised to find these photos of Mary Quant's flat, which are from 1964. While I've never considered her the most original designer, this apartment is very classic and seems to lack some of the bohemian flavour that I would have been sure Alexander Plunkett Green would have required. Anyway, aren't the original captions quite hilarious? Rather amusing to think that there exists a job where you must spend your time finding the least interesting way to describe something...
Regarding Mary Quant, I will be giving a talk on her at a symposium on May 7th- if you are in New York and love fashion history you should definitely come. Information on the symposium, as well as the abstract of my talk, can be found here.
All photos and captions courtesy of Getty Images.
Labels: 1964, 60s, Interiors, mary quant, symposium