Spy Vibe goes Mini! Today, designer Mary Quant talks about her first car, a Mini Cooper. "The Mini car went exactly with the Mini Skirt...It was optimistic, exuberant, young, flirty. It was exactly right." Quant was one of the first designers to develop the Mini Skirt and was an iconic figure in the Swinging London scene in the 1960s. Mini Cooper offered a limited edition of 2,000 Mary Quant motor cars in 1988.