Rare c1975 Printed Willi Smith "Digits" Jumpsuit

In an article from Essence magazine Designer Willi Smith is noted as being a designer "who took much pride in birthing a youthful sportswear collection that pushed fashion's boundaries without breaking the bank. His wortk was in high demand and "By 1986, a year before his untimely death, WilliWear was racking in $25 million. Smith's innovative designs won him a number of prestigious accolades including a Coty American Fashion Critic Award for women's fashion in 1983 and a Cutty Sark Menswear Award in 1985."

Pieces from his line are held in several museums most notably, the Museum of Philidelphia, Willi's hometown, and The Met. I have dated this pieces based on a similar label from that date found in The Met archives. Willi loved print and you can see that in this fantastic jumpsuit. It is cut to perfection with wide legs and a simple cut. The front plunges into a V that meets the band at the waist that gives it shape. It is cut high over the waist and skims over the hips. Each leg has that exact right amount of flare that makes your legs look a mile long. Sleeves that end in an elastic cuff so that they puff out a touch above are the perfect finish. For the girl bold enough to pull this off - this is your dream jumpsuit! Excellent condition.

Unlined and zips to to close at the back. Elastic at each cuff. The fabric is soft - like a very light flannel T-shirt fabric. Easy to wear and feels great on.

Sleeves: 23.5"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 17-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17-18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 13" from neck to bottom of waist
Pants: 43" from bottom of waist to hem
Inseam: 30.5"

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2246

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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