From October, the Fashion Museum in Bath will display the work of a 1970s designer who has become one of the period’s forgotten stars. “Bill Gibb: A Personal Journey” is curated by Iain R Webb, author of a forthcoming book on the designer, and it brings together around 25 ensembles that showcase the designer’s genius.
The exhibition will include the outfit pictured above, a leather paneled skirt printed with silver chrysanthemum flowers worn with a matching jacket, which was first showcased at Gibb’s first solo collection at the Oriental Club in London in 1972. This piece is typical of the designer’s love of romance, fantasy and flair for dramatic effect. It is hoped that the exhibition will give Gibb’s work the recognition it deserves.
The display opens on 17 October 2008 and will continue until 4 October 2009. Visit the Fashion Museum website for more details.