This object is currently on display in room 302 as part of Contemporary Muslim Fashions. There is one other image of this object. See our image rights statement.

 

Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

2012

  • Work on this object began.

2019

2020

Dress, Twareg dress, 2012

This is a Dress. It was designed by Nzinga Knight and made for Nzinga Knight.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco as part of Contemporary Muslim Fashions.

It is dated 2012. Its medium is silk jersey.


In 2014, native New Yorker Nzinga Knight became the first hijabi contestant on the popular reality television show Project Runway. Knight created her own line of elegant and easy-to-wear modest clothing. Her Twareg dress “features hijab as an integral element of the garment as opposed to it being an afterthought or an accessory.”

It is credited Courtesy of Nzinga Knight.

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318797330/ |title=Dress, Twareg dress, 2012 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=8 August 2020 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>