Gibb It To Me Baby

If you ever set foot in my closet, you'll instantly realize that I'm a knitwear junkie. Dresses, skirts, jackets -- I'll take them all. So when I first discovered the work of Bill Gibb it was love at first sight. Although not as well known in the US as his British contemporaries (Ossie Clark, Zandra Rhodes, Thea Porter, Jean Muir, etc), Gibb's work was ground breaking. His work was permeated with influences in both silhouette + pattern from Medieval, Renaissance, Byzantine + Pre-Raphaelite fashion + tapestries.

Image from "Bill Gibb -- Fashion and Fantasy" by Iain Webb

Spectacular vintage Bill Gibb knit cape jacket from his Spring/Summer 1976 collection. Truly a rare + coveted find! Pale pink acrylic knit with tying front + amazing folkloric inspired pattern. Massive kimono sleeves that give the look of a cape. Plunging-v in back with a fun tying closure. Has the look of a cape with the ease and wearability of a jacket.

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