Fashion

Bill Gibb (1943 - 1988)

The British designers' garments mixing historical references, ethnic influences and contrasting fabrics were a must-wear for celebrities aiming for a chic bohemian style. He was also much inspired by Pre-Raphaelite, Renaissance and Gothic paintings that gave his creations an undeniable epic and fantasy-like feel.

Bill Gibb, Coat, 1972, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Bill Gibb, Coat, 1972, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Bill Gibb, Coat (detail), 1972, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Bill Gibb, Coat (detail), 1972, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Alice Ormsby-Gore in Bill Gibb Ensemble, photographed by Tessa Traeger for Vogue, 1970
Alice Ormsby-Gore in Bill Gibb Ensemble, photographed by Tessa Traeger for Vogue, 1970
Angelica Huston in Bill Gibb Dress, photographed by Bob Richardson for Harper's and Queen, 1970
Angelica Huston in Bill Gibb Dress, photographed by Bob Richardson for Harper's and Queen, 1970
Bill Gibb and models, in Daily Telegraph, 1973
Bill Gibb and models, in Daily Telegraph, 1973
Bill Gibb, Ensemble, in Vogue, 1973
Bill Gibb, Ensemble, in Vogue, 1973
Bill Gibb, Cape, 1976, Private Collection
Bill Gibb, Cape, 1976, Private Collection
Bill Gibb, Coat, photographed by Henry Clarke for Vogue, 1972
Bill Gibb, Coat, photographed by Henry Clarke for Vogue, 1972
Grace Coddington in Bill Gibb Gloves, photographed by Andreas Heumann for Vogue, 1973
Grace Coddington in Bill Gibb Gloves, photographed by Andreas Heumann for Vogue, 1973
Bill Gibb, Ensemble, photographed by Clive Arrowsmith for Vogue, Spring/Summer 1971
Bill Gibb, Ensemble, photographed by Clive Arrowsmith for Vogue, Spring/Summer 1971
Twiggy in Bill Gibb Dress, photographed by Justin Villeneuve, ca. 1971
Twiggy in Bill Gibb Dress, photographed by Justin Villeneuve, ca. 1971
Twiggy in Bill Gibb Dress, photographed by Justin Villeneuve, ca. 1971
Twiggy in Bill Gibb Dress, photographed by Justin Villeneuve, ca. 1971
Twiggy in Bill Gibb Dress, photographed by Justin Villeneuve, ca. 1971
Twiggy in Bill Gibb Dress, photographed by Justin Villeneuve, ca. 1971
Bill Gibb, Dress, 1974
Bill Gibb, Dress, 1974
Bill Gibb, Dress, Ensemble, photographed by Mick Rock, 1977
Bill Gibb, Dress, Ensemble, photographed by Mick Rock, 1977
Jill Harley in Bill Gibb Ensemble, 1972
Jill Harley in Bill Gibb Ensemble, 1972
Bill Gibb, Ensembles, photographed by Jeanloup Sieff for The Telegraph, 1972
Bill Gibb, Ensembles, photographed by Jeanloup Sieff for The Telegraph, 1972
Bill Gibb, Ensemble, photographed by Guy Bourdin for Nova, 1972
Bill Gibb, Ensemble, photographed by Guy Bourdin for Nova, 1972
Bill Gibb, Evening Dress, 1970, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Bill Gibb, Evening Dress, 1970, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Bill Gibb, Evening Dress (detail), 1970, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Bill Gibb, Evening Dress (detail), 1970, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Bill Gibb, Ensemble, photographed by David Bailey, Fall/Winter 1975
Bill Gibb, Ensemble, photographed by David Bailey, Fall/Winter 1975
Bill Gibb, Jacket, 1970, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Bill Gibb, Jacket, 1970, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Bill Gibb and models, 1970s
Bill Gibb and models, 1970s
Bill Gibb, Ensemble, photographed by Barry Lategan for Vogue, 1971
Bill Gibb, Ensemble, photographed by Barry Lategan for Vogue, 1971
Bill Gibb, Suit, ca. 1975, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Bill Gibb, Suit, ca. 1975, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Bill Gibb Fashion Show, ca. 1972
Bill Gibb Fashion Show, ca. 1972
Bill Gibb, Dress, early 1970s

Bill Gibb, Dress, early 1970s

Bill Gibb, Dress, in Vogue, 1976
Bill Gibb, Dress, in Vogue, 1976
Bill Gibb, Sketch, 1986, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Bill Gibb, Sketch, 1986, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Bill Gibb, Jacket and Skirt, 1976, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Bill Gibb, Jacket and Skirt, 1976, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Bill Gibb, Leather Jackets and Dresses, photographed by Jeanloup Sieff for The Telegraph, 1972
Bill Gibb, Leather Jackets and Dresses, photographed by Jeanloup Sieff for The Telegraph, 1972
Bill Gibb, Poncho, 1970s, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Bill Gibb, Poncho, 1970s, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Bill Gibb, Sketch with swatch, 1969, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Bill Gibb, Sketch with swatch, 1969, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Bill Gibb, Dress, late 1970s
Bill Gibb, Dress, late 1970s
Bill Gibb, Dress, photographed by Gianni Penati for Vogue, 1972
Bill Gibb, Dress, photographed by Gianni Penati for Vogue, 1972
Bill Gibb, Leather Dress, 1970, Private Collection

Bill Gibb, Leather Dress, 1970, Private Collection

Bill Gibb, Skirt and Jacket, 1971, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Bill Gibb, Skirt and Jacket, 1971, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Bill Gibb, Sketch with swatch, 1976, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Bill Gibb, Sketch with swatch, 1976, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Bill Gibb, Jacket and Knickerbockers, late 1970s
Bill Gibb, Jacket and Knickerbockers, late 1970s
Bill Gibb, Jacket and Knickerbockers, ca. 1976, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Bill Gibb, Jacket and Knickerbockers, ca. 1976, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Bill Gibb, Dresses, photographed by Deborah Turbevill for Nova, 1973
Bill Gibb, Dresses, photographed by Deborah Turbevill for Nova, 1973
Bill Gibb, Dresses, photographed by Deborah Turbevill for Nova, 1973
Bill Gibb, Dresses, photographed by Deborah Turbevill for Nova, 1973
Bill Gibb, Ensemble, photographed by Barry Lategon for Vogue, 1970
Bill Gibb, Ensemble, photographed by Barry Lategon for Vogue, 1970
Bill Gibb, Evening Dress, 1977, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Bill Gibb, Evening Dress, 1977, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Twiggy in Bill Gibb Suit, photographed by Justin Villeneuve for Vogue, 1973
Twiggy in Bill Gibb Suit, photographed by Justin Villeneuve for Vogue, 1973
Tina Chow in Bill Gibb Ensemble, photographed by David Bailey for Vogue, 1976
Tina Chow in Bill Gibb Ensemble, photographed by David Bailey for Vogue, 1976
Bill Gibb, Leather Jacket and Dress, photographed by Andreas Heuman, 1973
Bill Gibb, Leather Jacket and Dress, photographed by Andreas Heuman, 1973
Bill Gibb, Sketch with swatch, 1986, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Bill Gibb, Sketch with swatch, 1986, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Charlotte Rampling in Bill Gibb Ensemble, in Vogue, 1973
Charlotte Rampling in Bill Gibb Ensemble, in Vogue, 1973
Charlotte Rampling in Bill Gibb Ensemble, in Vogue, 1973
Charlotte Rampling in Bill Gibb Ensemble, in Vogue, 1973
Bill Gibb, Dress and Jacket, photographed by Clive Arrowsmith, 1972
Bill Gibb, Dress and Jacket, photographed by Clive Arrowsmith, 1972
Bill Gibb, Dress, 1982, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Bill Gibb, Dress, 1982, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Bill Gibb, Sketch with swatch, 1976, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Bill Gibb, Sketch with swatch, 1976, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Bill Gibb, Suit, 1976, Fashion and Textile Museum, London
Bill Gibb, Suit, 1976, Fashion and Textile Museum, London
Twiggy in Bill Gibb Dress, photographed by Justin De Villeneuve, ca. 1970
Twiggy in Bill Gibb Dress, photographed by Justin De Villeneuve, ca. 1970
Bill Gibb, Ensemble, photographed by Andreas Heuman, 1973
Bill Gibb, Ensemble, photographed by Andreas Heuman, 1973
Bill Gibb, Ensemble, in Flair, Fall/Winter 1972
Bill Gibb, Ensemble, in Flair, Fall/Winter 1972
Bill Gibb, Dress, Ensemble, photographed by Mick Rock, 1977
Bill Gibb, Dress, Ensemble, photographed by Mick Rock, 1977
Bill Gibb, Dress, middle 1970s

Bill Gibb, Dress, middle 1970s

Bill Gibb, Dress, late 1970s
Bill Gibb, Dress, late 1970s
Bill Gibb, Dress, late 1970s
Bill Gibb, Dress, late 1970s
Bill Gibb (in the center) and Balenciaga (r) Dresses, Exhibition View from  Fashion An Anthology at the Victoria and Albert Museum, photographed by Cecil Beaton, 1971
Bill Gibb (in the center) and Balenciaga (r) Dresses, Exhibition View from Fashion An Anthology at the Victoria and Albert Museum, photographed by Cecil Beaton, 1971
Capsule Collection designed by Bill Gibb for Herschelle, photographed by Niall McInerney, 1980
Capsule Collection designed by Bill Gibb for Herschelle, photographed by Niall McInerney, 1980
Bill Gibb with models photographed by by Norman Parkinson, Vogue, Sept 1974 
Bill Gibb with models photographed by by Norman Parkinson, Vogue, Sept 1974 
Bill Gibb, Dress, 1970s
Bill Gibb, Dress, 1970s
Bill Gibb, Dress, 1970s
Bill Gibb, Dress, 1970s
Bill Gibb, Dress, 1970s
Bill Gibb, Dress, 1970s
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