Designed by
Smith, Willi Donnell, American, 1948 - 1987
Subject of
Black Fashion Museum, American, 1979 - 2007
cotton and plastic with thread
H x W: 16 in. (40.6 cm)
Yellow jumpsuit designed by Willi Smith for WilliWear Limited.
The jumpsuit has a v-neck, a notched lapel collar, and short sleeves and is made of yellow cotton fabric. There is a breast pocket on the proper left side with rounded bottom corners. There are six yellow plastic buttons going down the center on the proper left side, starting at the base of the v-neck and going down to where the pant legs start. There is a hem around the bottoms of the sleeves and around the bottoms of the pant legs. The jumpsuit has a cinched waist with two belt loops on the back and a slash pocket on either hip.
There are three white tags sewn into the back of the collar on the inside. The small tag on the proper right side reads [7/8] in black. The center tag is large and reads [WILLI WEAR LTD / Designed by Willi Smith] in black. In between the two lines of text there is a cartoon drawing of a man's face in profile. The man has short hair, glasses, and a collared shirt. The tag on the proper left side reads [100% COTTON / MADE IN / MAURITIUS / HAND WASH] in black.
Place made
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
jump suits
Clothing and dress
Fashion design
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Black Fashion Museum founded by Lois K. Alexander-Lane
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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