Character created by Charles Dana GIBSON,who appeared in his pen and ink drawings from 1890 until 1910. The 'Gibson Girl' was tall, slender and poised, her hair piled into a chignon or tucked under a plumed hat. She wore a starched blouse and long, flowing skirts over a small bustle.
Gibson Girl sketches were the personification of the ideal young middle-class American woman and gave style to the basic high-neck, puffed sleeve blouse and long skirt look.The Gibson Girl look paved the way for the simplified, functional dress that typifies American fashion.In Britain she was personified by the American actress Camille Clifford, who first appeared on the London stage in 1904, and in the USA by Irene Langhorne, who married Gibson in 1895.
Camille Clifford as ideal Gibson Girl