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The perfect Gibson Girl, 1900s
Born in Belgium and finally raided in Boston USA, Camille Clifford's towering coiffure and unbelievable figure made her famous as a picture postcard icon. In 1905 she won a contest initiated by the illustrator Charles Dana Gibson who was looking for a woman to depict his stylized Gibson Girl sketches.
Victorian Tambour Lace Gibson Girl Ball / Wedding Gown; early 1900s. This pigeon-breasted, off-the-shoulder dress drapes gracefully along the body and flares to an elegant train. The dress is made almost entirely of ecru net, intricately embroidered with floral and leaf motifs in the tambour style and enhanced with appliqued lace and cut-work.