Just in time for Spring Fashion Week, the miniskirt marks the 50th Anniversary of its first appearance in Vogue.
The mini skirt became a fashion statement that transcended beyond threads, "it symbolized freedom for women whose legs were now free to move."
Mini Skirt Fun Facts Courtesy of Reminisce Magazine
Did you know…
- London designer Mary Quant is often credited as the mother of the mini, shortening hemlines since the late 1950s and then going on to open her store in Chelsea.
- Quant was inspired by the ballerinas she watched as a child and wanted to create clothes that allowed women to dance. She named her skirt sensation after her favorite car, the Mini Cooper.
- Once the Chelsea-girl look caught on in London and models like Twiggy rose to superstardom, the miniskirt made its way to the U.S.
- American clothing companies were reluctant to adopt the mini—until they spotted trendsetter Jackie Kennedy wearing one.
Check out the history of the mini skirt at www.reminisce.com