• SYMPOSIUM - Fashion, fantasy and collaboration: The legacy of Bill Gibb

  • Fri, 20-03-2020 at 10:00
  • Aberdeen Art Gallery
    Schoolhill
    AB11 1FQ Aberdeen
SYMPOSIUM - Fashion, fantasy and collaboration:  The legacy of Bill Gibb - Aberdeen Art Gallery - Aberdeen

Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums holds the largest collection of work by internationally-celebrated fashion designer Bill Gibb (1943-1988).Born in New Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire, and educated at Fraserburgh Academy, Gibb attended Central St Martin’s School of Art and the Royal College of Art, where fellow students included Zandra Rhodes and Ossie Clark. Collaborating closely with tailors, knitters and textile designers, his fantastical garments were adored by celebrities such as Twiggy, Bianca Jagger and Elizabeth Taylor.Organised jointly by Gray’s School of Art / Robert Gordon University and AAGM, this symposium celebrates Gibb’s legacy, his innovative approaches to design, collaboration and manufacture, and his relationship with the North East of Scotland.