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Moschino Swimwear

Italian

The Moschino story 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 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 his 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 & 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
NWT Moschino Size Large / XL Blue Striped Nautical Monkini One Piece Swimsuit
By Moschino, Jeremy Scott
Located in San Diego, CA
Sexy brand new with tags MOSCHINO, by JEREMY SCOTT blue and white cut-out monkini! Features a gold ring at center bust, and the MOSCHINO logo in gold on the left shoulder strap (the ...
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2010s Moschino Swimwear

Vintage Moschino 1990s Black and White Velour Pearl Encrusted Bodysuit Swimsuit
By Moschino
Located in San Diego, CA
Sexy 90s MOSCHINO black velour bodysuit, encrusted with white pearls! Features a soft crushed velour that stretches to fit. Flat headed pearls adorn the top portion on the front and ...
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1990s Moschino Swimwear

Vintage Moschino 1990s Neon Green Flower Printed 90s Two Piece String Bikini
By Moschino
Located in San Diego, CA
Sexy new vintage MOSCHINO bright neon green 90s swimsuit ! Features colorful flowers printed in pink, fuchsia, yellow, and purple. Ties at each side of the waist, and at front bust. ...
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1990s Moschino Swimwear

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Limited Edition Moschino Sold Out IPad 2, 3 , 4 Case Panda Bear Rare Novelty
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Vintage Norma Kamali OMO Late 1970s Royal Blue Swimsuit Bodysuit Wide Leg Pants
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Amazing 1960s Pucci Style One Piece Vintage 60s Romper Green + Pink Swimsuit
Located in San Diego, CA
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Bill Blass 1990s Black Sexy Cut Out Size 6 / 8 One Piece 90s Swimsuit Bodysuit
By Bill Blass
Located in San Diego, CA
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1980s Yves Saint Laurent Size 8 Plunging Halter One Piece 80s Bodysuit Swimsuit
By Yves Saint Laurent
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1980s Yves Saint Laurent Size 14 Black / Gold One Piece Halter Swimsuit Bodysuit
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
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Vintage Salvatore Ferragomo 1990s Black and White Animal Print Swimsuit Bodysuit
By Ferragamo, Salvatore Ferragamo
Located in San Diego, CA
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1980s Bill Blass Size 10 / 12 Flamenco One Piece Convertible Halter Swimsut
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1990s Moschino Italian Graphic Novelty Swimsuit
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Moschino by Jeremy Scott Dancing Flamingos Pink and Black Bikini Swimsuit
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Located in San Diego, CA
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Moschino swimwear for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers an extraordinary range of authentic Moschino swimwear. 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 blue 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 Tom Ford, Oscar De La Renta and Jantzen appealing. On 1stDibs, find designer, vintage and haute couture Moschino swimwear from top boutiques around the world. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $116 and tops out at $695 while average work can sell for $543.

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