The “Gibson girl” stood for a type of healthy, vigorous, beautiful and refined young womanhood.
Left side of harbour—called Gibson girl—can't think why, old fellow, I never lent it you before.
Katherine was pinning the Gibson girl to the wall, in bold defiance of the matron's known views on that subject.
"woman considered stylish late 1890s and early 1900s," 1901, named for U.S. artist and illustrator Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944), whose main model was his wife, Irene Langhorne (1873-1956). The Gibson cocktail (attested by 1914) is in some stories ascribed to him, but the origin of that term is unknown.