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Jumpsuit, 1984

This is a Jumpsuit. It was designed by Willi Smith and manufactured by WilliWear Ltd. and made for Dianne McIntyre.

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

It is dated 1984. Its medium is cotton. It is a part of the department.

Smith designed many versions of the jumpsuit. H. D. Lee Mercantile Company (which later became known for Lee jeans) introduced the Lee Union-All one-piece coverall in 1913, worn predominantly by blue-collar workers, while futurist artist Thayaht (psuedonym of Ernesto Michahelles) is credited with introducing the flight suit into civilian closets in 1919 afer being inspired by parachute jumpers.

It is credited Courtesy of Dianne McIntyre.

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