Willi Smith Street Couture

The Willi Smith: Street Couture Virtual Exhibition illuminates how American designer Willi Smith (1948-1987) and his collaborators broke down social, cultural and economic boundaries by marrying affordable, adaptable “street couture” with avant-garde performance, film and design.

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Fashion

Alvin Bell

Community, Fashion, Person

Artist T-Shirt by Dondi White

Fashion, Image

Artventure

Fashion, Image Story

Attitudes

Fashion, Image Story

Audrey Smaltz

Community, Fashion, Person

Beginnings and Career

Fashion, Timeline

Bethann Hardison

Community, Fashion, Person

Bethann Hardison Oral History

Fashion, Video

Bonnie Brownfield

Community, Fashion, Person

Brian Howard

Community, Fashion, Person

Cesar Moreno

Community, Fashion, Person

Christa D’Souza

Community, Fashion, Person

Christine Rucci

Community, Fashion, Person

City Island

Fashion, Video

Elyn Rosenthal

Community, Fashion, Person

Jeff Tweedy

Community, Fashion, Person

Jeffrey Banks

Community, Fashion, Person

Jon Haggins

Community, Fashion, Person

Joseph Delate

Community, Fashion, Person

Juan-Manuel Alonso

Fashion, Image Story

Kelvin Garvanne

Community, Fashion, Person

Knowledge through the Hand

Fashion, Essay

Laurie Mallet

Community, Fashion, Person

Laurie Mallet Oral History

Fashion, Video

Map Print Skirt

Fashion, Object

Mark Bozek

Community, Fashion, Person

Martha Nutt

Community, Fashion, Person

Menswear Illustrations

Fashion, Object Group

Mindy Grossman

Community, Fashion, Person

Miralda’s Dressing Tables

Fashion, Detail

Pat Cleveland

Community, Fashion, Person

Patterns for You

Fashion, Image Story

Peter Goldfarb

Community, Fashion, Person

Prudence Harvey

Community, Fashion, Person

Reba Ford-Sams

Community, Fashion, Person

Shailah Edmonds

Community, Fashion, Person

Sightseeing

Fashion, Video

Spring 1979 WilliWear Presentation

Fashion, Image

Stephen Burrows

Community, Fashion, Person

Stuart Lazar

Community, Fashion, Person

Style over Status

Fashion, Essay

The Greatest Showman

Fashion, Image Story

To Be American

Fashion, Essay

Tsia Carson

Community, Fashion, Person

Uniform Shirt and Pants, The Pont Neuf Wrapped

Fashion, Object

Veronica Jones

Community, Fashion, Person

Vijay Agarwal

Community, Fashion, Person

Wedding Dress for the Black Fashion Museum

Fashion, Essay

Williwear to Streetwear

Fashion, Essay