Discover the designer behind the prints used to create the iconic Lilly Pulitzer look of the 1960s and 70s. Join Susan Brown, associate curator of textiles at Cooper Hewitt, and Li Iordanov Dan, head of creative at HOUSE OF JUNE™, to celebrate the legacy and work of Suzie Zuzek (1920-2011), whose vibrant, whimsical, and immediately recognizable patterns for Key West Hand Print Fabrics were used by the Lilly Pulitzer brand from 1962 to 1985.
Inspired by Zuzek’s depiction of Key West flora and fauna, participants will take a closer look at their own interior or exterior environments and explore how they might view them in new ways to develop a new print or pattern.
ABOUT SUZIE ZUZEK
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, many of which were used by Lilly Pulitzer. Cooper Hewitt’s forthcoming exhibition “Suzie Zuzek for Lilly Pulitzer: The Prints That Made the Fashion Brand” will feature 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 Pulitzer style (1962-1985).
ABOUT LI IORDANOV DAN
A multi-hyphenate before multi-hyphen is a thing, Li is a classically trained pianist turned fashion-graphic-textile-designer and, now, a multidisciplinary practitioner, producer, and head of creative at HOUSE OF JUNE™. Deploying both digital and analog methodologies, Li’s works focus mostly on exploring the visual impact of the surface design for fashion and home interior textile applications. As the head of creative for HOUSE OF JUNE™, a Brooklyn-based creative surface design studio, Li leads the studio to produce, release, and present a selective group of original print collections to its worldwide clientele.
This free program will be hosted through Zoom, with the option to dial in as well. Details will be emailed to you upon registration. This program includes closed captioning. For general questions or if we can provide additional accessibility services or accommodations to support your participation in this program, please email us at CHEducation@si.edu or let us know when registering.