QUANT, Mary (1934 - )
Daisy becomes a model
Press-out dolls and dresses with accessories. Fashions for Daisy by Mary Quant. Story by Diana Cooper. Series : Daisy’s fashion wardrobe No. 1. London : Collins Books, 1973. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. , text with story, colour pages with die cut model dolls and garments, ex-library stamp to verso p. , this is a fine copy with all the removable pieces still intact.
“Daisy was a teenage doll: she and her clothes and other possessions were designed by Mary Quant. Daisy was launched in 1973 with the associated slogan “the best dressed doll in the world”. These Daisy paper dolls (made by the same manufacturer) and their clothes reflect not only the clothing and hair fashions of the day, but also the fashion model poses and the graphic style (in this instance shared with fashion journalism, dressmaking patterns etc) which tended to show girls as basically childlike, with large eyes, flat chests, large feet and disproportionately long legs. The bouffant hair is perhaps more a reflection of the vinyl Daisy doll.’ – V & A Museum http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O1156949/daisys-fashion-wardrobe-1-paper-doll-set-quant-mary/
Mary Quant is revered for her cutting edge fashion designs of the 1960s, including the miniskirt.
Rare, the Daisy series does not appear to be on WorldCat, a set is held in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London