Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1982

  • Work on this object began.

1985

  • Work on this object ended.

2019

2020

Vest

This is a Vest. It was designed by Willi Smith 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 Camille Ann Brewer as part of Willi Smith: Street Couture.

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


Bernie Ozer, a vice president of Associated Merchandising Corporation, described Street Couture as "a layering of something new with something old and something made to look old. And for Willi to make all the component parts hang loose, easy, and yet new, is exciting."

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