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2012

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2020

2022

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Dress, Twareg dress

This is a Dress. It was designed by Nzinga Knight and made for Nzinga Knight.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco as part of Contemporary Muslim Fashions.

It is dated 2012. Its medium is silk jersey. It is a part of the department.


In 2014, native New Yorker Nzinga Knight became the first hijabi contestant on the popular reality television show Project Runway. Knight created her own line of elegant and easy-to-wear modest clothing. Her Twareg dress “features hijab as an integral element of the garment as opposed to it being an afterthought or an accessory.”

It is credited Courtesy of Nzinga Knight.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions.

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