Willi Smith

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Birthday
29, 1948
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Apr 17, 1987 (39)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
29, 1948
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Apr 17, 1987 (39)

About

Designer who, at the time of his death, was considered one of the most successful Black designers in the fashion industry.

Before Fame

He moved to NYC to attend the prestigious Parsons The New School for Design.

Trivia

He experienced much financial success during his career, with his brand, Williwear Ltd., selling $25 million worth of clothing annually.

Family Life

He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and he died after contracting shigella and pneumonia on a trip to India.

Associated With

He and designer Jen Kao are both graduates of Parsons in New York.