Vintage Hollywood Knits by Bill Gibb

Vintage Hollywood Knits

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Knit 20 glamorous sweaters as worn by the stars

The chic knitwear worn by a galaxy of Hollywood stars on the silver screen can now be recreated in your own home.

Play the vamp in Dorothy Lamour’s figure-hugging beaded sweater, or achieve a pouting innocence in Judy Garland’s fluffy embroidered cardigan, or allow the man in your life to adopt an air of elegance in Cary Grant’s casual cricket sweater or Gary Cooper’s stylish ski jumper.

The easy-to-follow patterns were created by fashion designer Bill Gibb, and have been fully updated so that vintage-loving knitters can recreate these iconic looks with modern yarns.

The easy-to-follow patterns are illustrated with clear charts and sketches as well as superbly reproduced images of each of the twenty legends. A section on knitting know-how explains all the tips and tricks you will need to capture your very own piece of Hollywood style.

About The Author

Bill Gibb was a renowned Scottish fashion designer who specialized in knitwear. He often collaborated with his friend Kaffe Fassett, and was known for his colourful and sometimes fantastical designs. Gibb’s work is represented in the permanent collection of many museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He was featured in the Fashion and Textile Museum’s exhibition KNITWEAR! Chanel to Westwood in autumn 2014. He died in 1988.

ISBN 978-1-910496-08-4