Sunday, June 13, 2010

Something Beautiful: Bill Gibb

Vivienne Westwood thought of Bill Gibb when asked to name the relevant British designers of the '70's. Movie stars and models flocked to his studio to buy his romantic vision of rich hippies. "His clothes are museum pieces of the future," Helena Matheopoulos wrote.

That matters, I think. Some clothes transcend season and runways, being as relevant several decades later. So much is told in the drape of a jacket, the swirl of a skirt: the restaurants of the time, the movies that were made, even the music. These speak of a time in London, the early days of Mr. Chow and San Lorenzo. These speak of ballet and trips across America, of Big Sur and Romanticism. 

Fashion reflects beginnings and change, politics and economics, ideas of beauty. Bill Gibb was British Vogue's Designer of The Year in 1970.


  1. The romanticism of his work made each piece an instant collectable. That first image is incredible.
    Have a lovely week ahead.

  2. http://trouvaillesdujour.blogspot.comJune 13, 2010 at 12:56 PM

    yes they are museum pieces, lovely !

  3. ha, so true! love the hair especially! and reminds me of Sonia Rykiel of course as well!

  4. Beautiful clothes. I agree with your sentiments.


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