Gibson girl


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Gibson girl

classic, comely woman of illustrations (1890s). [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 283]
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The Gibson Girl remained the image of American beauty until World War I, when the flapper became the vanguard of fashionableness, prompting the late Dr.
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Inspired by working women's clothing, by sports dress--such as riding costumes--and by other activities that took place outside fully public realms in which women were subjected to disapproving male gazes, this look became further legitimated in the late nineteenth century with the popularization of the shirt-waisted Gibson Girl.
Recently, park visitors sampled the first of his many ideas at the opening of three new restaurants - the Carnation Cafe, the Blue Ribbon Bakery and the Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor.
A recurrent image shows a pretty young Gibson girl turning away her face while, when looked at from another mental angle, she metamorphoses into a crone shrouded in a babushka.
The S-curve blunted the athleticism and mobility of the Gibson Girl, and the obvious manipulation of the body necessary to create the S-curve silhouette was an easy target for anti-corset agitation which defended the "natural" body.