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Press Folder And Publicity Photographs, 1984

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.

It is dated 1984. 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.

It is credited Courtesy of Bill Bonnell papers, Vignelli Center for Design Studies, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY.

Its dimensions are

H x W (a. outer folder [open]): 28.9 × 45.6 cm (11 3/8 × 17 15/16 in.) H x W (b. inner folder [open]): 43.2 × 27.9 cm (17 × 11 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Willi Smith: Street Couture.

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