Coat dress and matching scarf, Bill Gibb, 1976-77

WAG 1994.88.2

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.
Gibb’s romantic, floaty designs, incorporating feathers, beads, embroidery and printed leather, were perfectly in tune with the Hippy-inspired styles of the late 1960s and early 1970s. He also had a talent for knitwear, both hand-made and machine-knitted. Some of his most complicated knitwear patterns were developed in collaboration with his partner Kaffe Fassett.
  • Date
    1976 - 1977
  • Maker
    Bill Gibb
  • Materials
    Wool machine-knitted
  • Credit line
    Purchased, 1994
  • Location
    Walker Art Gallery, Ground Floor, Craft and Design Gallery
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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