A well documented bill gibb knitted wool three-piece ensemble, autumn-winter 1977-78, comprising a polo-neck jumper, cardigan and trousers. The oversized kimono-coat or cardigan has tassel decorations and deep front pockets with a drawstring fastening around the lower mid-waist. The matching pants are straight cut with an elasticated waist and draw string ankle ties, ideal over winter boots. Bill gibb pieces are held by all the major fashion museums of the world and at the time were only available through browns fashion boutique, harrods and from the bill gibb flagship store on bond street. He designed extravagant and avant garde fashion was worn by many flamboyant celebrities of the day including elizabeth taylor, twiggy, joan collins, bianca jagger and angelica huston.
The condition of these pieces and the fact that all of it has survived together is remarkable. The colours are extremely fresh and bright.
The set retains its shape and there are no areas of fade or wear. We have noted just one or two tiny nibbles here or there that are completely lost in this magnificent ensemble but are easily repaired if required and do not detract in anyway. We have provided all measurements and the ensemble would fit up to a small uk 10 or us 6 as the trousers and top are not as generously cut as the cardigan. This stand out piece alone would fit up to size uk 16 - us 12.
Waist - 31.4 in. Hip - 35.4 in. Length - 27.2 in. Shoulders - 14.6 in.Sleeve length to wrist - 20.8 in. Length - 30.1 in. Shoulders - 26.5 in. Sleeve length to wrist - 19.2 in. Thigh - 20.4 in. Inner seam length - 33 in. This item is made of wool.