Jean Shrimpton in Melbourne. According to Shrimpton, who claimed that the brevity of the skirt was due mainly to Rolfe's having insufficient material, the ensuing controversy was as much as anything to do with her having dispensed with a hat and gloves, seen as essential accessories in such a conservative society. Wear Skirts 8 Inches Above Knee". Miniskirts regularly appear in Africa as part of controversies, something that has continued since the s. Kamuzu Banda , president of Malawi , described miniskirts as a "diabolic fashion which must disappear from the country once and for all. The British invasion: the music, the times, the era. Independent Long Beach, California.
Helen. Age: 32.
Instances of clothing resembling miniskirts have been identified by archaeologists and historians as far back as c.
Maliah. Age: 28.
Micro mini skirt at public event!
In , a Mary Quant minidress was among the 10 British "design classics" featured on a series of Royal Mail stamps, alongside the Tube map , the Spitfire , and the red telephone box. It referred to a writing by a psychiatrist, whose name it did not provide, who had argued that the miniskirt was a youthful protest of international threats to peace. Although Quant reportedly named the skirt after her favourite make of car, the Mini ,   there is no consensus as to who designed it first. Much to her surprise, the ten-inch long garments rapidly sold out. Archived from the original on 27 November