Fashion designer Mary Quant, who is credited with popularising the mini skirt, has been made a Dame in the New Year's Honours list.

The 80 year old, whose parents are Welsh, was given the honour for services to British fashion.

She was one of the most influential figures in the 1960s fashion scene, after starting to make her own clothes in 1955, experimenting with shorter hemlines in the late 1950s.

I am absolutely delighted to have been awarded this terrific honour. It is extremely gratifying that my work in the fashion industry has been recognised and acknowledged in such a significant way.

Dame Mary Quant
Quant with a group of models showcasing her designs in 1967. Credit: PA Archive