The Gibson Girl began appearing in the 1890s and was the personification of the feminine ideal of beauty portrayed by the satirical pen-and-ink illustrations of illustrator Charles Dana Gibson during a 20-year period that spanned the late nineteenth and early twentieth century in the United States. The artist saw his creation as representing the composite of "thousands of American girls."
Camille Clifford, actress and Gibson Girl model. The Gibson Girl was the personification of a feminine ideal as portrayed in the satirical pen and ink illustrated stories created by illustrator Charles Dana Gibson. She was tall, slender yet with ample bosom, hips, and bottom in the S-curve torso shape achieved by wearing a swan-bill corset. Her neck was thin and her hair piled high upon her head in the contemporary bouffant, pompadour, or chignon.
This is a1910 wool travel outfit. The style represents the transition from the Gibson girl hourglass figure to the narrow and thin Titanic-era dresses. It features especially lovely tassle detailing on the top.