One of our favorite clothes and basic wardrobe is our birthday: the mini-skirt. This garment pop style and revolutionary in the fashion world celebrates its 50th birthday. In this post we told you a little history, as undoubtedly the miniskirt has become an article of worship.
A little history
It all began in 1962 when Mary Quant, a British designer, presented a unique garment from her boutique in London: the miniskirt. The store is called Bazaar and was located on Kings Road. Legend has it that one day a girl her skirt cut with scissors so as not to annoy the time to clean the apartment. That day he visited a young, unknown designer. It was Mary Quant. In 1962 Mary presented her first collection of clothes with miniskirts. That same year the garment appeared in the pages of British edition of Vogue. In 1965 Quant miniskirts presented her in a parade in New York.
The first MINI measuring only 15 inches above the knee and that scandalized London. After the British royal family allowed to wear skirts with a minimum of 7 inches above the knee and Mary Quant began designing new models for Vivienne Westwood. And that 1974 Westwood is considered primarily responsible for aesthetics associated with the punk and New Wave, becomes fashionable leather mini skirts, T-shirts with holes and stiletto heels.
The miniskirt became a garment with a symbol of freedom and look for the new pop culture, by the way, fascinated men. Brigitte Bardot, Nancy Sinatra, Princess Diana or Madonna signed up for the mini.
Today is a piece of cult that looks both informal and festive outfits. And best of all, there are many versions, since the skirt is adapted to trends.
To mark this anniversary eBay.it has conducted research on the miniskirt and the result is really amazing. It is the most popular garment among all types of skirts around the world and is sold every 34 minutes. The funny thing is that 30% of purchases are made by men miniskirts, something that leaves me stunned.