The Gibson Girl personified beauty, limited independence, personal fulfillment (she was depicted attending college and vying for a good mate, but she was never depicted as part of a suffrage march), and American national prestige. By the outbreak of World War I, changing fashions caused the Gibson Girl to lose favor. Women of the World War I era favored a practical, more masculine suit, compatible with war work, over the elegant dresses, bustle gowns, shirtwaists, and terraced, shorter skirts fa
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Dress inspiration. Edwardian, perfect Gibson girl.
Camille Clifford~the original "Gibson Girl." A Gibson Girl was the personification of the feminine ideal of beauty portrayed by the satirical pen-and-ink illustrations of illustrator Charles Dana Gibson