Gibson girl


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Gibson girl

classic, comely woman of illustrations (1890s). [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 283]
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Barrymore fashioned herself as the 20th-century version of the Gibson Girl and embodied the New Woman on the American stage.
With Victorian Lady Barbie, for instance, we see necklaces, a fan, perfume bottles, and a table set for tea; Gibson Girl is provided with a cameo, an advertisement for boots, and some paper dolls; Elizabethan Queen gets a ruff, a crown, jewelry of varying kinds, and a pair of gloves.
It was very busy,'' said Anna, dressed again in a period gown with her blond hair fashioned in a Gibson Girl updo.
Undine's character in fact reiterates the dominant narrative of the waning Gibson Girl she resembles.
According to the August 1905 Ladies Home Journal, the Gibson girl had average measurements of 38-27-45 - quite chunky by today's standards.
Gibson's idealized depiction of the perfect American woman, who came to be known as the Gibson Girl, soon swept the country.
It is important to remember, Hunter points out, that the icon of the New Woman, "The Gibson Girl," was, in fact, a girl.
According to Kitch, the Gibson Girl was the blueprint for the commercial female stereotype in mass media.
The suntanned, even red-faced Outdoor Girl replaced the soft, pale Gibson Girl when women took up automobile driving.
The infamous love triangle-murder from 1906 involved beautiful model and Gibson Girl Evelyn Nesbit, New York's most famous architect Stanford White, and Nesbit's eccentric millionaire husband, Harry K.
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.