Natalie Gibson trained at Chelsea and the Royal College of Art. She headed the BA fashion Print course at CSM from 1980. Her life has been dedicated to teaching inspiring students aswell as working on her own designs for the last forty years. She has  been prolific in contemporary textile design throughout her teaching career. Gibson recounts one of her lucky achievements as selling prints to Twiggy in the 60's to buy a cottage. She counts John Galliano Steven Flett Stephen Jones Craig Green and Keenan Duffty Corinne Drury (popstar) Alexander McQueen Sarah Burton Akexandre Canu Richard Quinn AV Robertson Mimi Wade Million Beaumont as CSM her alumni.