I had not heard of this wonderful designer until now, but I have unwittingly appreciated his legacy through the amazing and wonderful designs of John Galliano.
'British designers are story tellers, fairytale tellers, dreamers and I think this was really the essence of the romance behind Bill Gibb'
Here are just a few of Bill Gibb's creations, the last one being one of my favourites as it is decidedly contemporary and because I just plain LOVE printed leather!
Gibb wearing work from his Byzantine collection Aut/Win 1976
Woodland inspired printed dress by Bill Gibb Aut/Win 1972
Gibb often collaborated with Kaffe Fassett to create luxurious knitwear.
Printed leather & sequin design by Bill Gibb Aut/Win 1972