Freedom of Fashion
The Gibson Girl look dominated fashion of the early twentieth century. The look required tight corsets that made women bend in an unnatural posture. The undergarments became known as S-curve corsets due to the corset pushing up the chest and slightly bending the lower back forward. In 1908, Paul Poiret freed women from the S-curve corset with a sleek, straight silhouette.
His dresses also featured a V-shaped neckline far removed from the lacy, high neck, buttoned up style of the Gibson Girl.