Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1984

  • Work on this object began.

2019

2020

Press Folder And Publicity Photographs

This is a Press folder and publicity photographs. It was designed by Bill Bonnell and made for WilliWear Ltd..

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Vignelli Center for Design Studies as part of Willi Smith: Street Couture.

Its medium is offset lithograph on tracing paper. It is a part of the department.


Smith thought that "clothing should go hand in hand with society" and questioned the agenda of couture, which often prioritized the creative ideas of the designer rather than those of the wearer.

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