gibson girl


noun

  1. the idealized American girl of the 1890s as represented in the illustrations of Charles Dana Gibson.

adjective

  1. of, indicating, or resembling the characteristic clothing of the Gibson girl, typically a high-necked, fitted blouse or bodice with full puff sleeves and a long skirt with a flared bottom and a tightly fitted waistline.

noun

  1. the ideal fashionable American girl of the late 1890s and early 1900s, as portrayed in the drawings of Charles Dana Gibson, 1867–1944, US illustrator

“woman considered stylish late 1890s and early 1900s,” 1901, named for U.S. artist and illustrator Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944), whose main model was his wife, Irene Langhorne (1873-1956). The Gibson cocktail (attested by 1914) is in some stories ascribed to him, but the origin of that term is unknown.

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