Friday, 19 August 2011
Today on Twitter: Mary Quant gets me thinking
When scrolling through my Twitter Timeline, there's always a few tweets that catch my eye - this was one of them. Admittedly, I'd never heard of Mary Quant, but luckily with the internet being as amazing as it is, within seconds I could list five facts about her. I'll relay a quick ten-second bio to you now Mary Quant was a welsh fashion designer, one of the most famous in the 1960s. Her best known creation was the mini skirt which she helped to become a worldwide sensation. To read more about her click here: http://www.loti.com/sixties_fashion/Mary_Quant_sixties_fashion.htm
Part of me agrees with Quant's words, yet another part of me doesn't want to. I do believe that fashion and the way you look has an instrumental part to play in your life - afterall, they say that in a job interview, the interviewer has already made a solid impression of you as soon as you walk through the door. However, I don't want to completely throw up my hands and suggest that everyone makes their judgements of another person based on their appearance (well I hope not). People always try to highlight the importance of "inner beauty" and to "not judge a book by it's cover" but in all honesty, aren't we all guilty of prejudice from one time or another?
What do you think of Quant's belief? Do you think it rings true in today's society?
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