Written by Samantha Tapfumaneyi, CNNLondon

British vogue designer Mary Quant, credited with turning the miniskirt into a throughout the world phenomenon, has died age 93, her household introduced in a assertion through the PA information company.

Quant died peacefully at her household in Surrey, south of London, on Thursday morning, according to the assertion.

Her family members known as her “just one of the most internationally recognised vogue designers of the 20th Century and an outstanding innovator.”

Quant launched just one of the initial world super brand names, shaping a new period in vogue. The miniskirt, named after the Mini Cooper, turned a defining staple of the Swinging Sixties.

For women who arrived of age putting on them, Quant’s layouts represented independence, empowerment, and the rejection of their parents’ aesthetic specifications.

Her clothes, as she designed apparent in Sadie Frost’s 2021 documentary “Quant” about her existence, were not meant for an elite of “stately women,” but available a colourful crack from the rigid sartorial codes of the past decade, like the polished fashion of Christian Dior’s initially collection, “the New Seem.”

No matter whether Quant did in simple fact invent the miniskirt is a hotly debated subject — the documentary also mentions French designer André Courrèges as the possible creator of the garment. But she was responsible for turning the progressively shorter skirt into the era-defining garment of the 1960s, breaking down social codes in the course of action.

And Quant’s fashion empire stretched over and above the miniskirt, as she assisted popularize other groundbreaking traits this sort of as her pretty own Vidal Sassoon bob the “Chelsea woman” coquettish aesthetic Peter Pan collars colourful tights, established to complement her bold and dazzling collections her use of PVC for outerwear (a little something that beforehand had only been worn by fishermen) male knits repurposed as womens’ sweater dresses and dress pockets.

A gallery display screen of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s exhibition showing items by Mary Quant. Credit rating: Dominic Lipinski/AP

Alexandra Shulman, previous editor-in-main of British Vogue, paid tribute to Quant Thursday, posting on Twitter: “RIP Dame Mary Quant. A leader of fashion but also in feminine entrepreneurship- a visionary who was substantially additional than a great haircut.”

Quant worked on the advisory council for London’s Victoria & Albert Museum from 1976 to 1978 where an exhibition of her get the job done was held in 2019.

The museum claimed in a statement Thursday: “It can be unattainable to overstate Quant’s contribution to manner. She represented the joyful liberty of 1960s vogue, and provided a new part model for younger girls.

“Trend now owes so considerably to her trailblazing vision.”