Gibson Girl - early 1900s Gibson Girl was the first national beauty standard for American women. Her neck was thin and her hair piled high upon her head in the contemporary bouffant, pompadour, and chignon ("waterfall of curls") fashions. The statuesque, narrow-waisted ideal feminine figure was portrayed as being at ease and stylish. She was a member of upper class society, always perfectly dressed in the latest fashionable attire appropriate for the place and time of day.
A tranformation for the waist style introduced by designer Paul Poiret; from S shape in the left side to R shaple in the right side. It released the women waist, make them more confortable but not loosing their femiline look
Can you imagine seeing this walk the red carpet? Stunning! Evening dress Date: 1902 Culture: French Medium: silk, sequins Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Miss Irene Lewisohn, 1937