Gibson Girl iconic beauty. Charles Dana Gibson, 1902 --The ideal of feminine beauty at the turn of 19-20 centuries was the image created by the American illustrator Charles Dana Gibson (September 14, 1867 – December 23, 1944).
Camille Clifford (29 June 1885 – 28 June 1971) was a Belgian-born stage actress & the most famous model for the "Gibson Girl" illustrations. Her towering coiffure & hourglass figure defined the Gibson Girl style. Clifford became an actress, performing in the USA & the UK from 1902 to 1906. While only playing walk-on, non-speaking roles, Clifford became famous nonetheless: for her beauty. Her trademark style was a long, elegant gown wrapped around her tightly corseted, eighteen-inch wasp…
The early 1900s Gibson Girl was the first national beauty standard for American women. Her neck was thin and her hair piled high upon her head in the contemporary bouffant, pompadour, and chignon ("waterfall of curls") fashions. The statuesque, narrow-waisted ideal feminine figure was portrayed as being at ease and stylish. She was a member of upper class society, always perfectly dressed in the latest fashionable attire appropriate for the place and time of day.
Charles Dana Gibson (14/9/1867-23/12/1944) was an American graphic artist, best known for his creation of the Gibson Girl, an iconic representation of the beautiful and independent American woman at the turn of the 20th Century.