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Moschino Couture Day Dresses

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The story of Moschino and Moschino Couture begins in the early 1980s, when Franco Moschino (1950–94), a freelance magazine illustrator and Gianni Versace collaborator, founded a label in Italy whose ethos was all about having fun.

Moschino initially pursued a degree in painting at Milan's Brera Academy of Fine Arts during the late 1960s, turning to freelance illustration to help pay his way through school. He found inspiration in Pop art, Dadaism and bold graphics. During the 1970s, he began to work for Gianni Versace’s now-legendary house as a sketcher and freelanced as a clothing designer with other fashion labels. In 1983, encouraged by Versace, he launched his own extravagant and excessive couture collection.

Moschino's expertly tailored, vibrant designs for casual wear and more, each adorned with loud, playful details, spoofed the chic high fashion of the day, and Franco's close relationship with fine art — as well as his eye for innovation — welcomed comparisons to Elsa Schiaparelli over the years. The label’s work essentially mocked the industry even as its hand fed Moschino, with the founder emblazoning shirts with slogans such as “Good taste doesn’t exist” or embroidering jackets with the phrase “Waist of money,” while the theatrical shows were positioned with an undercurrent of critique.

Today, the Metropolitan Museum of Art holds two vintage Moschino handbags in its collection: one shaped like a milk carton and the other an iron.

“Under all the surface witticisms, [Moschino] had a serious knack for running class pieces through a wringer of irony or Surrealism,” observed Vogue. “Chanel-isms were his favorite trope, though he also poked fun at Jean Paul Gaultier’s lingerie dressing and put out pasta bags in a parody of the Prada accessories craze.”

Accessories, jeans and the first men’s collection were presented at the Regal Palace in Milan in 1985, with his Moschino Jeans womenswear collection following in 1986. Then Moschino released Moschino for Women, its first fragrance, the next year in Europe.

In 1988, long before brands had considered the concept of a spin-off, Moschino bowed its cheeky diffusion line for men and women, Moschino Cheap and Chic, during the shows in Milan. The label thrived, adding its first stores in Italy and campaigning for eco-friendly fur. Its retrospective-slash-fashion show “X Years of Kaos” in the early 1990s benefited a children’s AIDS organization.

After Moschino’s untimely death at the age of 44 from AIDS complications, Rossella Jardini, his longtime friend and colleague, took the reins. She carried the torch for nearly 20 years, adding eyewear, watches and jewelry. American designer Jeremy Scott was named creative director in 2013.

Scott, who grew up on a farm and once unveiled a collection of evening dresses charred with burn marks, imbues all his work with a message of inclusion, be it his Fast Food collection in 2014 (hot dog dress included) or Moschino Barbie.

“I don’t care if the critics don’t like me,” Scott told Vogue. “I want to be the people’s designer, like Diana was the people’s princess.”

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Designer: Moschino Couture
Moschino Couture! Cruise Me Baby Vintage One Shoulder Black Knit Dress
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Vintage 1990’s Moschino Couture brick printed sheath dress. This rare print was worn in a suit version by Fran Drescher in The Nanny. Back zip closure. 90% acetate, 10% silk. Lined. ...
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1990s Italian Moschino Couture Day Dresses

Moschino Couture Black Mini Dress
By Moschino Couture, Moschino
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage Moschino black mini dress. Slight a-line silhouette. Winged collar. Deep v neck. Lace up bodice. Bishop sleeves with button cuffs. Two large p...
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Moschino Couture Black Cherry Pie Print Cotton Long Sleeve Jumper Dress S
By Moschino Couture
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Indulge in the sweet sophistication of the Moschino Couture jumper dress. Crafted with meticulous detail, this playful yet elegant piece features a whimsical cherry pie motif, exudin...
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Moschino Couture 90's T42 Beaded teacup embroidered mini dresss
By Moschino Couture
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An extremely rare & collectible early Moschino Couture piece, this sweet and sexy mini dress dates to the early 90's and bears all the hallmarks of Franco Moschino's characteristic w...
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1990s Italian Moschino Couture Day Dresses

Moschino Couture Pink Printed Satin & Polka Dot Tulle Sleeveless Sheath Dress M
By Moschino Couture
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The Moschino Couture dress is a striking blend of elegance and playfulness. It features a satin sheath silhouette adorned with intricate prints, accented with polka dot tulle on all ...
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By Moschino Couture
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Meticulously crafted for a flawless fit, this Moschino Couture dress offers unparalleled comfort. Its timeless design makes it a versatile choice for any event, exuding elegance effo...
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1990's Moschino Couture Strapless Neckties Bustier Mini Dress
By Moschino Couture, Moschino
Located in Concord, NC
Unique 1990's Moschino Couture whimsical vintage black strapless mini dress adorned with overlapping men's silk ties Concealed side zip closure Boned bustier top Strapless neckline M...
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Black cocktail dress with embroideries flowers appliqué Moschino Couture!
By Moschino Couture
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Black cocktail dress with embroideries flowers appliqué ( which are made with fabric, glass beads, thread and PVC) Main fabric composition: 64% tri-acetate, 36% polyester. Zip on t...
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Early 2000s Italian Moschino Couture Day Dresses

Moschino Rare Teddy Valley of the Dolls - Runway Dress
By Moschino Couture
Located in Iba, PH
Moschino RTW Spring 2017, Valley of the Dolls. One of Jeremy Scott's collection of life-size paper doll clothes. The trend has taken hold in a major way ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Moschino Couture Day Dresses

Archival 1995 Moschino Couture 'Ladybug' Novelty Black & Red Silk Halter Dress
By Moschino Couture, Moschino
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A sensational, iconic Moschino Couture 'Coccinella' titled ladybug novelty silk dress dating back to his 1995 fall-winter collection. As shown, this ultra rare and absolutely adorable garment is also archived at The Metropolitan Museum of Art! Moschino called himself half tailor, half artist; although he did not cut or sew, he drew frequently, quickly, and spontaneously! His cuts were meticulously constructed and traditional, as well as flattering to the wearer. This playful dress is a perfect example of why this brand has stood the test of time. Not only is this little number very alluring; it is so iconic. The flattering halter-tie bodice flawlessly acts as the antennas while the body is transformed into red wings...
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Moschino Couture Dress with Hardware
By Moschino Couture, Moschino
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous black light weight wool dress from Moschino Couture adorned with silver metal hardware of varying kinds. It is a sleeveless shift style dress with functional zippers at t...
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Moschino Couture Dress with Sequin Peace Sign Back
By Moschino Couture, Moschino
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous black silk halter dress from Moschino Couture. It is a wrap style dress which ties at the waist and has a band of gold sequins around the neck through to the back forming ...
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Cocktail flower printed dress with belt Moschino Couture
By Moschino Couture
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Cocktail flower printed dress with belt buttoned in the middle front. The back of the belt is in orange leather. SIZE 40 (It) 36 (Fr) 6 (US)
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Jeremy Scott New Moschino Chocolate Bar Dress
By Moschino Couture, Jeremy Scott
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous chocolate brown jersey dress from the whimsical F/W 2014-2015 Collection of Jeremy Scott for Moschino Couture. It is a sleeveless...
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Moschino Couture Cut out Color Block Dress
By Moschino Couture
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous dress from Moschino Couture in black with off white trim. It is sleeveless with a V neckline, a waist cut out below it and a low cut back, all trimmed in off white. The d...
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Moschino Couture Color Block Letter Dress and Jacket
By Moschino Couture
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous dress and jacket set from Moschino Couture in black highlighted with off white silk appliqued lettering and graphics. The dress is a simple sleeveless shift with a crew ne...
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Moschino Couture Waist of Money Red Sleeveless Shift Dress, 1991
By Moschino Couture, Moschino
Located in San Francisco, CA
1991 Moschino Couture! red sleeveless shift dress with “Waist of Money” embroidered around the waist in gold. Zips at both side and back. 55% acetate, 45% rayon. Fully lined in 60...
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Moschino Couture Pink Printed Satin & Polka Dot Tulle Sleeveless Sheath Dress M
By Moschino Couture
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Moschino Couture dress is a striking blend of elegance and playfulness. It features a satin sheath silhouette adorned with intricate prints, accented with polka dot tulle on all ...
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CURATOR'S NOTES Size IT 38 Button closure Unlined Fabrication 100% Silk
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Find an extraordinary range of authentic Moschino Couture day dresses available on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of red and other tones. Most of the items here were designed during the 20th Century, but you can find examples that were created as recently as the 21st Century and Contemporary. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of Miuccia Prada, Giorgio Armani, and Claude Montana appealing. On 1stDibs, find haute couture, vintage and designer Moschino Couture day dresses from top boutiques around the world. Moschino Couture day dresses prices can differ depending upon time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $133 and tops out at $7,000, while the average work can sell for $895.

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