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Missoni

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In 1953, Ottavio “Tai” (1921–2013) and Rosita (b. 1931) Missoni opened a small knitwear shop in Gallarate, Italy, paving the way for what would become an iconic style of colorful chevron knit.

Missoni began with a tracksuit, which featured zippers down the legs because, as Rosita recalls it, “Tai was too lazy to take off his shoes when putting them on.” The couple’s fashion really took off, though, once they discovered the Raschel knitting machine on a trip to a shawl factory. The machine enabled the Missonis to knit multiple colors in a zigzag pattern, a motif that would go on to become synonymous with the Missoni brand across everything from its alluring vintage day dresses and sweaters to its purses, seating and rugs.

Missoni held its first fashion show in Florence in 1967 and caused a bit of a sensation when the models’ Lurex dresses proved translucent under the lights at the Pitti Palace. Scandal aside, the show went down in history as a hit, and the Missonis soon made their debut in the United States with the help of legendary fashion editor Diana Vreeland, who gave the variegated Missoni stripe the Vogue seal of approval, saying, “Who says a rainbow has seven colors? It has many shades.” (It was also Vreeland who reportedly introduced the Missonis to Neiman Marcus president Stanley Marcus, effectively shepherding the brand to the American market.)

Missoni’s many-shaded rainbow would soon become an emblem of the 1970s fashion scene, earning the brand a permanent place in the fashion canon. In 1973, the New York Times proclaimed: “Missoni’s weaved garments have ended up universal materialistic trifles, as Vuitton sacks and Gucci shoes.”

The brand branched into the home market in 1983, with Rosita overseeing this new venture, which included furniture, textiles and accessories. Daughter Angela succeeded her mother at the helm of the brand, where she still serves as president and creative director today; her brother Luca is CEO, while her daughter Margherita is creative director of offshoot M Missoni.

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Designer: Missoni
Missoni Black Knitted White Wave Pattern Sleeveless Dress
By Missoni
Located in London, GB
Missoni Black Knitted White Wave Pattern Sleeveless Dress -Black and white wave pattern knitted slip-on skater dress -Features a round neck, black slip dress underneath - Slee...
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21st Century and Contemporary Missoni

Vintage Missoni Multi Color Coat Cover Up Mini Dress w/ Belt Size 42
By Missoni
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage Missoni Multi Color Coat Cover Up Mini Dress w/ Belt Size 42 Product details: Size 42 Brown/ beige and yellow with zig zag pattern Short sleeves Mini length Featuring adj...
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Late 20th Century Missoni

NEW Missoni Pink Multicolor Crochet Knit Kaftan Tunic Cover Up Mini Dress S
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
A signature Missoni knit caftan in a cascade of colors is the only piece you'll need this summer season Multicolored knitted Missoni kaftan in beautiful pink colors Plunging V-neckl...
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2010s Missoni

Missoni Off White Decorative Knit Sweater and Tank Twin Set
By Missoni, M Missoni
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Missoni off white decorative knit long sleeve open front hip length sweater and matching scoop neck tank top. Each unlined. Tank marked size 2 sweater marked size 6. M Missoni. In ex...
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21st Century and Contemporary Missoni

Missoni Purple Pink Sequined Maxi Slip Dress, S/S 1997 Documented
By Missoni, Angela Missoni
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Famed for their iconic kaleidoscopic knits, Missoni crafts jersey fabric into comfortable, creative clothing. Since the conception of the brand in the 1950s, Missoni has mastered the...
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1990s Missoni

NEW Missoni Signature Chevron Zigzag Metallic Lurex Kaftan Tunic Dress Coverup M
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
Beautiful multicolored lurex Missoni kaftan dress Classic Missoni signature knit Simply slips on Golden crochet-knit detail trimming Dry Clean only Made in Italy S...
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2010s Missoni

Missoni Textured Brick-Brown Calfskin Men's Wallet.
By Missoni
Located in New York, NY
Missoni textured calfskin in brick-brown men's wallet has slots for 12 credit cards as well as a clear slot for, perhaps, a photo identification. When closed, the wallet measures 4 3...
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1990s Missoni

Missoni Embellished Metallic Blue Crochet Knit Corset Cocktai Dress Gown 42
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
A stunning evening dress by MISSONI - a rare find! Perfect for the festive season Babyblue color with metallic silver lurex threads Bustier corset top Embellished top with sequins, p...
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2010s Missoni

Missoni Geometric Knit Romper
By Missoni
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Up your resort wear game with our incredible Missoni romper! Circa 1970s, this romper is made from geometric knit fabric in shades of orange, red, blue and green. V cut neckline and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Missoni

NEW Missoni Gold Metallics Lurex Crochet Knit Kaftan Tunic Top Mini Dress 38
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
Classic MISSONI signature zigzag knit Stunning metallic colors With gorgeous golden lurex thread Simply slips on Dry Clean only Made in Italy Marked Size 38 New, ...
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2010s Missoni

Missoni zig-zag woven cardigan sweater, 1970s
By Missoni
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Black and off-white zig-zag woven cardigan designed by Missoni dating to the 1970's. Cardigan is labeled an Italian size 38. Approximate un-stretched measurements: bust 36", waist 28...
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1970s Missoni

Missoni Pink and Orange Knitted Short Sleeve Top – S
By Missoni
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This Missoni knitted top is short sleeved with a v-neck. There are orange and pink stripes with white detailing. There is a small scallop trim on the sleeves and shirt hem. This shir...
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21st Century and Contemporary Missoni

1980's Missoni Blue and Olive Knit Striped Legging
By Missoni
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Adorable and cozy Missoni knit leggings from the 1980's featuring iconic stripes and zig zag lines in colors blue, green, mustard, brown, white and navy. Elasticized waist and a serg...
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1980s Missoni

MISSONI Castañer S/S 2019 Multicolor Stripe Jute Rope Kenda Espadrilles Shoes
By Missoni
Located in Thiensville, WI
MISSONI Castañer S/S 2019 Multicolor Stripe Jute Rope Kenda Espadrilles Shoes Brand / Manufacturer: Missoni collaboration with Castañer Collection: S/S 2019 Manufacturer Style Nam...
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2010s Missoni

Missoni Multicoloured Knit Dress - Size US 8
By Missoni
Located in London, GB
Missioni Multicoloured Knit Dress - Crew neckline - Sleeveless - Bodycon style - Illusion side panelling - Multicoloured knit with black knitted overlay - Black trims Approx Measur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Missoni

Missoni Viscose Jumper in Multicolour
By Missoni
Located in Carnate, IT
Missoni Viscose Jumper in Multicolour Missoni shoulder piece. In viscose, polyester and cupro. Very nice and spring color mix. Boat neckline. Size 44. Measures 42 cm at the shoulde...
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21st Century and Contemporary Missoni

Vintage Missoni Psychedelic Silk Chiffon Beaded Cut Out Mini Dress w/ Tags
By Missoni
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Beautiful 2009 Missoni designer runway dress with tags that retailed for over $3,000 when new. Redefining an entire genre of fashion, Missoni launched to fame as the boho chic trends...
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Early 2000s Missoni

Missoni Crochet Knit Maxi Dress Pink Shades with Peek-a-boo Detail 42
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
UNIQUE LUXURIOUS MISSONI ORANGE LABEL MAXI DRESS GOWN A CLASSIC MISSONI SIGNATURE PIECE THAT WILL LAST YOU FOR YEARS DETAILS: Stunning maxi dress by MISSONI Beautiful shades of p...
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2010s Missoni

NEW Missoni Multicolor Signature Chevron Zigzag Kaftan Tunic Cover Up Dress 38
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
These sorbet shades are ideal for Riviera getaways, so update your jetset wardrobe with Missoni's pastel crochet-knit kaftan. Complement this glamorous style with a wide-brimmed stra...
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2010s Missoni

A vintage 1990s Missoni two piece Outfit for Bonwit Teller
By Missoni
Located in London, GB
A wonderful Missoni skirt and top , made for New York department store Bonwit Teller.The top has an elasticated ribbed hem, and the neckline and sleeve have knitted edges.The skirt a...
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1970s Missoni

NEW Missoni Crochet Knit Metallic Tropical 3PCS Top Pants Jacket Set Suit 40
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
Unique MISSONI 3-piece ensemble Consisting of 3 pieces: Wide leg palazzo pants, top & jacket - full matching suit in the very same knit fabric Such a versatile set, can be worn all ...
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2010s Missoni

Missoni Hot Pink Printed Silk Sleeveless Midi Shift Dress - Size S
By Missoni
Located in London, GB
Missoni Hot Pink Printed Silk Sleeveless Midi Shift Dress - Hot pink printed dress - Midi length - Lightweight pure silk - Sleeveless style - Cowl neck - Tie waist belt - Covere...
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21st Century and Contemporary Missoni

NEW Missoni Multicolor Chevron Zigzag Signature Crochet Knit Skirt 42
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
Timeless MISSONI signature crochet knit skirt Closes with hidden zipper Made in Italy Dry Clean only Retail price 1199$ plus taxes Fully lined with stretchy silk Size...
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2010s Missoni

Missoni Fuchsia Purple Wool Check Suit Skirt 1980s
By Missoni
Located in Brindisi, Bt
Missoni 80s vintage women's suit skirt. Jacket and skirt, checked pattern. Multicolored, fuchsia, purple and blue jacket, fuchsia straight skirt. 100% wool fabric, lined internally. ...
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1980s Missoni

Blue & Brown Lurex Knitted Trousers
By Missoni
Located in London, GB
Missoni Blue & Brown Lurex Knitted Trousers - Signature zig-zag chevron knit in tones of brown and bright blue - Wide, flared legs - Semi-sheer knit, with shorts lining - El...
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21st Century and Contemporary Missoni

1990s Missoni Vintage Flower + Logo Silk Rayon Jersey 90s Empire Waist Top Shirt
By Missoni
Located in San Diego, CA
Wonderful vintage 90s MISSONI silk + rayon jersey empire waist sleeveless top! Features flowers in vibrant hues of green, purple, blue and pink throughout. Missoni logo printed in pi...
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1990s Missoni

Missoni Black Boucle Knitted Jacket with Loop Fringe Sleeves & Collar
By Missoni
Located in London, GB
Missoni Black Boucle Knitted Jacket with Loop Fringe Sleeves & Collar - Midweight black knitted zip through jacket, with looped yarn fringed cuffs and collar - Deeply ribbed hem...
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21st Century and Contemporary Missoni

UNWORN Missoni Chevron Crochet Knit Jumpsuit Playsuit Romper Overall 40
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
Rare MISSONI signature zigzag crochet knit playsuit Immediately sold out - no longer available in stores Stunning pastel colors - yellow, mint, greens, whites - so versatile! Bowti...
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2010s Missoni

NEW Missoni Multicolor Signature Crochet Knit Kaftan Style Maxi Dress Gown 38
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
Stunning Missoni Maxi Dress In the famous Missoni signature knit pattern Beautiful colors Cropped sleeves V-Neck Monochrom trimming Sexy slits on side Size 38 Made in Italy Dry Clean...
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2010s Missoni

Missoni Iridescent Sequin Jacket
By Missoni
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Shimmy and shake in our most fabulous Missoni sequin sweater! This piece is absolutely laden with blue and violet color shifting sequins and beading. Snaps easily up the front. Ties ...
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1990s Missoni

Missoni Multi Color Knit Mini Dress w/ Belt
By Missoni
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: Featuring blue, green and brown knit abstract striped detail, knee length, 3/4 flare sleeves ( measure 16" long).
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Late 20th Century Missoni

Missoni Brown and Purple Silk Cami w/ Sequins - 8
By Missoni
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Missoni Brown and Purple Silk Cami w/ Sequins - 8 This beautiful silk top is in excellent condition. The top is mostly brown with splashes of purple on it. In the middle of the top,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Missoni

NEW Missoni Blues Signature Crochet Knit Neckholder Wrap Dress seen on Paris 44
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
A fabulous wrap dress with a signature Missoni feel in amazing colors! Multicolored Missoni dress with a side fastening attached clasp. Stunning deep neckline with halterneck and op...
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21st Century and Contemporary Missoni

Missoni Striped-knit halterneck mini dress - Size US 2
By Missoni
Located in London, GB
Missoni Metallic Sleeveless Ribbed Midi Shift Dress - High-necked Ribbed navy metallic collar - Blue, red, gold black and white stripped metallic design - Sleeveless shift style - ...
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2010s Missoni

M Missoni Multi Pastel Stripes Jersey Ruffle Top Dress - 6
By Missoni
Located in Palm Beach, FL
M Missoni Multi Pastel Stripes Jersey Ruffle Top Dress - 6 This dress is lined, the top has an elastic so it can be worn off the shoulder if desired. It also has a sash. Measurem...
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21st Century and Contemporary Missoni

Missoni Pink Sparkle Top
By Missoni
Located in Thousand Oaks, CA
Missoni sleeveless pink sparkle knit top. Brand label tag has detached on one side, otherwise, in perfect condition. Rayon, cupro, polyester blend. Size 40 (fits smaller )
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2010s Missoni

NEW Missoni Purple Embroidered Crochet Knit Evening Gown Maxi Dress 42
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
A very elegant sequined crochet-knit gown in Missoni's signature crochet knit fabric Gorgeous piece, perfect for a classy evening Stunning purple color, embroidered with beautiful s...
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2010s Missoni

NEW Missoni Multicolor Pinks Signature Chevron Crochet Knit Dress
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
Missoni Main Label Beautiful pink shades Classic MISSONI signature zigzag knit Simply slips on Bateau neck Batwing / Dolman half-length sleeves Contrast trim Elasticated neck and he...
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2010s Missoni

New Missoni Cape In Multi Stripe Knit with Shawl Collar
By Missoni
Located in San Francisco, CA
Missoni (mainline) knit cape in red, black, white, grey and pastel pattern stripe knit. Shawl Collar. Slits at front sides for arms. Black and white patterned lining. Fastens at fro...
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2010s Missoni

NEW Missoni Black Crochet Knit Dress with Multicolor Beaded Crystal Trimming
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
Beautiful multicolor MISSONI dress Classic MISSONI signature crochet-knit Empire-line style Pleated skirt Concealed hook and snap fastenings along back Decorative bead-em...
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2010s Missoni

Missoni Multi Cotton Knit Vintage Sweater Set - M
By Missoni
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This vintage Missoni sweater set has a multi colored pattern on both the top and the sweater. The sweater has long sleeves and clear lucite buttons. The top has short sleeves and a r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Missoni

NEW Missoni Signature Chevron Zigzag Metallic Kaftan Tunic Dress Coverup
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
Beautiful multicolored lurex Missoni kaftan dress Classic Missoni signature knit Simply slips on Deep V-Neck Crochet-knit detail trimming Dry Clean only Mad...
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2010s Missoni

Missoni Black & Silver Knitted Gown
By Missoni
Located in London, GB
Missoni Black & Silver Knitted Gown - Abstract knitted pattern in black and silver hues featuring contrasting textures - Cowl neckline - Sleeveless - Full length - Lined - ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Missoni

NEW Missoni Gold Metallic Crochet Knit Tunic Style Top Mini Dress 40
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
A signature Missoni knit dress in golden metallic colors is the only dress you'll need. Missoni's mini dress is an effortless way to wear the brand's signature crochet knit. Misson...
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2010s Missoni

Missoni Knit Draped Boat Neckline Fitted Mini Dress - Size US 4
By Missoni
Located in London, GB
Missoni Knitted Patterned Draped Boat Neckline Fitted Mini Dress - Multi-coloured knitted patterned dress - Red, pink and brown themed colour palette - Mini length - Fitted silhouet...
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21st Century and Contemporary Missoni

Missoni Sport Red Striped Handkerchief Dress - Size US 8
By Missoni
Located in London, GB
Missoni Sport - Red Striped Handkerchief Dress - v-neck - sleeveless - ribbed knit - embellished trim - split up the sides - coloured sheer lining at the skirt - handkerchief skir...
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21st Century and Contemporary Missoni

90s Missoni gold-tone cupro mini dress
By Missoni
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Missoni gold-tone cupro mini dress. Stretch fit, V neck and T straps. Size: 44 IT Flat measurements Height: 72 cm Bust: 37 cm Hips: 36 cm Product code: A7069 Composition: 100% Cu...
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1990s Missoni

Missoni Black Puffer Jacket w/ Blue Fox Collar
By Missoni
Located in New York, NY
Missoni Black Puffer Jacket w/ Blue Fox Collar Made In: China Year of Production: Color: Black Materials: 10% Polyester, Blue fox fur collar Lining: 100% Polyester Opening/Closur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Missoni

MISSONI A/W 2011 2 Piece Crochet Knit "Alena" Cardigan "Alissa" Top Twin Set NWT
By Missoni, Angela Missoni
Located in Thiensville, WI
Missoni Autumn / Winter 2011 two piece wool crochet knit "Alena" cardigan "Alissa" top twin set; New with tags. Designed by Angela Missoni. Black see-through crochet knit. V-neck car...
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2010s Missoni

NEW Missoni Signature Chevron ZigZag Crochet Knit Dress with Leather Belt 42
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
Beautiful MISSONI dress MISSONI Main line Signature MISSONI chevron signature knit Simply slips on Crochet-knit details - so beautiful! Dry Clean only Made in Italy Size 42 Comes wit...
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2010s Missoni

MISSONI Black & Orange Silk Spotted Print Scarf
By Missoni
Located in San Francisco, CA
MISSONI scarf comes in black silk twill with an all over spotted geometric print. Made in Italy. Excellent Pre-Owned Condition. 86 x 86 cm.
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21st Century and Contemporary Missoni

NEW Multicolor Missoni Silver Metallic Crochet Knit Kaftan Tunic Mini Dress 40
By Missoni Mare, Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
This multicolored sheer knit kaftan with a silver Lurex flecks from Missoni is a glamorous vacation coverup. Combined with a floppy hat and statement sandals, this kaftan's oversiz...
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2010s Missoni

Missoni Brown Blue Purple Silk Velvet Pansy Print Crystal Dress 1930s Style
By Missoni
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Typically, Missoni goes for less representational mixtures of prints and vivid colors. In 2006, the Spring collection was all about the styles being feminine, pretty, and flirty whic...
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Early 2000s Missoni

MISSONI metallic gold leather Ankle Strap Pumps Shoes 37
By Missoni
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Missoni round-toe ankle-strap pumps in metallic light gold and vanilla calfskin. Have been worn and are in excellent condition. Imprinted Size 37 Shoe Size 37 Inside ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Missoni

early 1980's MISSONI draped jersey dress with abstract print
By Missoni
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Colorful lightweight wool jersey draped dress from Missoni dating to the early 1980's. Labeled a size M. Dress best fits a size 4-8. Due to the drape the measurements are difficult t...
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1980s Missoni

NEW Missoni Multicolor Semi Sheer Fitted Maxi Dress Gown 40
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
Missoni multicoloured maxi dress in the label’s historic zigzag knit. Look to Missoni for vibrant and feminine pieces such as this amazing maxi dress. Made in Italy, it's shaped with...
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2010s Missoni

NEW Missoni Reversible Signature Chevron Zigzag Crochet Knit Bikini 44 w/ Pouch
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
This stunning Missoni bikini is a '70s-inspired poolside piece. Team this classic crochet knit bikini with the matching kaftan for a beautifully bold vacation look. Two pieces bik...
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2010s Missoni

Missoni Multicolor Striped Knit Sleeveless Dress - Size Small
By Missoni
Located in London, GB
Missoni Multicolor Striped Knit Dress - Made of soft knit - Gorgeous striped pattern - V shaped neckline - Band to the waist - Short length - Classic sleeveless cut - Cheerful...
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21st Century and Contemporary Missoni

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