Fisher Girls – lithe, lovely, and independent

By | February 7th, 2019|Categories: 1920s fashion, Edwardian Era, Edwardian Fashion, Fashion, Recollections, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

First, Charles Dana Gibson brought us the Gibson Girl. Then, after Gibson's retirement from illustrating, Harrison Fisher arrived on the scene. His Fisher Girl “redefined the American ideal of feminine beauty” (Harrison Fisher and the American Beauty) during the first quarter of the 20th century. Who was Harrison Fisher? Harrison Fisher was born to be [...]

The Gibson Girl: New Ideal for a New Century

By | April 2nd, 2016|Categories: Edwardian Era, Fashion, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

by Donna Klein   How Charles Gibson created the Ideal Woman   Women were in the forefront of societal change during the last decade of the 19th century. The woman of the 1890s was athletic, independent, and educated (thanks to recent access to higher education). She was on the cusp; coming into her own.  Some women [...]