Willi Smith: Street Couture | Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

For March 2020, The Coooper Hewitt presented Willi Smith: Street Couture as the first museum exhibition devoted to American designer Willi Smith restoring Smith’s place in the fashion canon as a groundbreaking cultural producer.

Included in the exhibition are more than 150 works by Smith and his collaborators, such as Juan Downey, Dan Friedman, Keith Haring, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Les Levine, Dianne McIntyre, Nam June Paik, and SITE. Works on view include photography, video, design drawings, garments, patterns, and ephemera, unseen in more than 30 years.

The architecture of the exhibition is produced and designed by Supermatic, SITE’s James Wines with Sam Chermayeff Office to recreate SITE’s original 1982 WilliWear showroom.
With Supermatic Studio, James Wines SITE, Sam Chermayeff Office, and The Smithsonian Institute

ROLES: Assistant Project Manager, Construction Documents, Material Sourcing

LOCATION: Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, New York

Image Courtesy of Cooper Hewitt