Evening dress, Bill Gibb, 1973

WAG 1994.88.1

About this object

Bill Gibb was born in Scotland and moved to London to study fashion design at St Martin’s School of Art. Between 1969 and 1972 he worked as a freelance designer for the fashion house of Baccarat before launching his own company.
This evening dress, with its petal-shaped hemline, and glowing jewel-like colours, is typical of much of Gibb’s work in the early 1970s. In particular, his use of an exotic pattern and a metallic Lurex thread in the fabric shows how he was often influenced by rich historic fabrics and non-Western cultures.
  • Date
    1973
  • Maker
    Bill Gibb
  • Materials
    Acetate; Rayon; Nylon; Lurex
  • Credit line
    Purchased,1994
  • Location
    Walker Art Gallery, Ground Floor, Craft and Design Gallery
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England
  • Collection
    From the World Museum collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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