Drawing, Menswear Illustration, SUB-Urban Fall 1984 Collection
"Willi and I came up in fashion together. We were like brothers. When we were young, Willi would show me photographs of a shirt, pants, blazer, and I would ask, ‘Why would you want to make that stuff?’ He would respond, ‘Alvin, I want to dress people in the streets.’ Willi created pedestrian clothes—clothes for the average person. He always told me that he strove to be the ‘designer of the people.’"
—Alvin Bell, designer
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Bill Bonnell.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 27.9 × 21.6 cm (11 in. × 8 1/2 in.)
Cite this object as
Drawing, Menswear Illustration, SUB-Urban Fall 1984 Collection; Designed by Willi Smith; Made for WilliWear Ltd.; pen and ink, graphite on paper; H x W: 27.9 × 21.6 cm (11 in. × 8 1/2 in.) ; Gift of Bill Bonnell; 2021-35-5
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Willi Smith: Street Couture.