As the high priestess of the 1960s Mod cult and the mother of the miniskirt, Mary Quant focused on a fashion philosophy that was simple, direct, and explicit: sex. Understandably, her name is synonymous with '60s swinging culture, a culture that reveled in the sensual body.
From "Bazaar," her shop
As the dramatic doyenne of the fashion world, Vivienne Westwood is England's true queen mother. A mixture of elegance, audacity, humour, and Margaret Thatcher on acid, she shocks, rocks, and continues in her sixties to seduce the fashion world.
Fiercely anti-establishment, anti-hippy, and brilliant
For more than 20 years, Gianni Versace's sexy, outrageous, theatrical Couture has captured the hearts -- and the purse strings -- of fashion-followers around the globe. Versace used fashion to reshape public opinion about exhibitionism, sensuality, and taste. His style was influenced in equal parts b
Jean-Paul Gaultier is a gleefully outrageous designer, a man who habitually defies or ignores the standard definitions of style and sensibility. He has brought kitsch into the mainstream of Couture, along with fetishism, male cross-dressing, and any number of other wild and innovative concepts.