Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1985

  • Work on this object began.

2020

Shirt And Skirt

This is a Shirt and skirt. 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 Norman Smith as part of Willi Smith: Street Couture.

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

WilliWear’s spring 1986 collection featured a pattern inspired by Malian bògòlanfini or mud cloth, a handmade cotton fabric traditionally dyed and printed with mud. Smith interpreted the pattern with smiley faces in a characteristic desire to insert play into tradition, and industrially produced it in four colorways.

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