the Gibson Girl was known as the century's first pin up. First sketched by Charles Dana Gibson in 1902, this imaginary woman was to represent the ideal woman. She became known as the liberated young woman with the characteristic upswept hairdo. Created using a combination of the Marcel wave and postiche, the Gibson Girl look was to last a quarter of a century.
Carroll McComas, 1905 “Actress Carroll McComas poses for the camera in 1905. Her clothes are typical of those of the elegant woman of the time, with an abundance of lace and frills and sweeping skirt. The waist was pulled in by corsets, and the bosom flung forward, but dress bodices fell loosely, billowing slightly over the waistband at the front. This would have been an evening dress, as high-collared dresses were always worn for day.”