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  • Artist/Maker:

    Bill Gibb, born 1943 - died 1988 (costume designers)

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  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Jacket worn by Jennie Linden. Sleeveless jacket with sailor collar to the back, collarless at the front, and pleated down the back. In the front, at bust height, are triangular 'revers' buttoned down with a covered button and loop, revealing the lining. The jacket is lined with satin printed with a multicoloured geometric 'Ikat' inspired design. Either side of the front are pockets, in one of which is tucket S.732B-1983.




Bill Gibb, born 1943 - died 1988 (costume designers)

Marks and inscriptions

' Bill Gibb / Internationl '
Trade Label


Length: 69 cm Jacket, collar to hem, Width: 45 cm Jacket, shoulder width, Weight: 0.8 kg Packed weight of object (Parts: A, B, C and 732-1983)

Object history note

Costume worn by Jennie Linden in the musical 'This Thing Called Love' performed at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury, September 1982. The music and lyrics were compiled by David Kernan & John Moffat from various authors and composers, and the show was produced by Wendy Toye. The costume were designed by Bill Gibb using silk presented by the European Commission for the Promotion of Silk.

Descriptive line

Sleeveless jacket designed by Bill Gibb and worn by Jennie Linden in 'This Thing Called Love', Watermill Theatre, Newbury, 1982

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission





Production Type



Theatre and Performance Collection

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