Suzie Zuzek for Lilly Pulitzer: The Prints that Made the Fashion Brand

May 15, 2020 – December 7, 2020

Drawing, Wildness. Designed by Suzie Zuzek. © The Original I.P. LLC

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY

Between 1962 and 1985, prolific textile designer Suzie Zuzek (1920–2011) created over 1,500 designs for Key West Hand Print Fabrics in Key West, Florida, which were used by Lilly Pulitzer. The exhibition features more than 35 original watercolor and gouache design drawings by Zuzek, alongside finished screen-printed textiles and some of the fashions that made them famous, to reveal the nature and scope of Zuzek’s artistic contribution to the iconic Pulitzer style.