Detail: Extremely rare and very collectable early to mid 1970s vintage cape by Bill Gibb. Clearly Edwardian inspired, with exquisite drape to the rear. Lush mauve boucle fabric with velveteen trim to collar and front pockets in a darker shade of purple. Fully lined in satin. Single hook and eye fastening to collar. Vintage Bill Gibb pieces from the 1970s are notoriously hard to find, especially in this condition!
Period: Early to Mid 1970s
Colour: Mauve (Purple)
Sizing: UK8-14. Due to the construction of this cape, it can work to several sizings.
Condition: Excellent / Near Perfect.
Care: Specialist Dry Clean
Origin: London, United Kingdom
Vintage Bill Gibb Edwardian Inspired Cape 1970s
In the early 1970s unconventionality was the order of the day and Gibb was one of several young designers whose work reflected this trend. He responded to the new predilection for romantic and ethnic clothes, inspired by the folk costumes of Europe. Always an individualist, Gibb was faithful to his own design principles, which relied on the enterprising and ingenious use of textures, weaves, and patterns in fabrics and knitting. He was probably best known for his evening gowns and exotic fabrics embellished with appliqués or heavily embroidered nets and lace, silks, brocades, and chiffon panels.
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