Bill Gibb

Bill Gibb

Bill Gibb took the fashion industry by storm in the 1960s and 1970s with the rich and famous and pop stars and film stars clamouring for his unique designs.

His passion for drawing historical and period costume at school led to his talent being displayed on the front cover of Vogue magazine.

Locals were fortunate to see his designs at the weddings of his sisters.

Hear about his early life on the family farm on the Audio Tour.

Bill Gibb in 1953

Bill Gibb second from right in the back row. Fraserburgh Central School.
Miss Hunter's class 1953.
All names are on file in the Heritage Centre. 46 pupils present in one class.

Mrs Henters Class 1953
Glover Garden

Bill Gibb's Debut Collection

Gibb’s debut collection was in 1972. The front row was filled with stars including Cecil Beaton, David Bailey, Beatrix Miller, Lord Snowdon and his long lasting friend, Twiggy.

Harrods even opened a dedicated area for Gibb's designs, calling it the "Bill Gibb Room"

Glover Garden

Inspired by Nature, travel and fantasy

Famous for his love of romance, soaring flights of fancy and devil-may-care dynamic, Gibb's wildly eccentric combinations of checks, tartans, stripes, floral prints and Fair Isle Knits had never been seen before.

His body of work still influences major designers of today.

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Bill Gibb Fashion & Fantasy

This stunning book explores Gibb’s background, long-time fascination with historical imagery and the themes that inspired his designs.

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