Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1984

  • Work on this object began.

2020

Illustration

This is a Illustration. It was designed by Willi Smith and graphic design 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 began his career in fashion studying illustration at the Philadelphia College of Art. He soon realized that he wanted to design the clothes, not just draw them. Smith’s illustrations express the movement, attitude, and playfulness that became his signature.

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