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Moschino Brooches

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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Jewelry Type: Fashion Jewelry
Creator: Moschino
Vintage MOSCHINO Comedy Tragedy Mask Jewelled Novelty Brooch
By Moschino
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage MOSCHINO Comedy Tragedy Mask Jewelled Novelty Brooch Measurements: Height: 3.42 inches (8.7 cm) Width: 3.42 inches (8.7 cm) Features: - 100% Authentic MOSCHINO. - Comedy an...
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20th Century Moschino Brooches

Vintage MOSCHINO Comedy Mask Novelty Brooch
By Moschino
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage MOSCHINO Comedy Mask Novelty Brooch Measurements: Height: 2.12 inches (5.4 cm) Width: 1.81 inches (4.6 cm) Features: - 100% Authentic MOSCHINO. - Comedy masks brooch. - Go...
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20th Century Moschino Brooches

Moschino Vintage Massive Gold Toned Comedy Mask Brooch
By Moschino
Located in Nice, FR
MOSCHINO vintage massive gold toned comedy mask brooch featuring a long chain tassel. Embossed MOSCHINO. Has weight on it. Indicative measurements : height approx. 16 cm (6.30 inc...
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20th Century Moschino Brooches

Fall 1989 MOSCHINO Dinner Cutlery Fork Knife and Spoon Brooch Full Set with Box
By Moschino
Located in Munich, DE
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By Ugo Correani for Gianni Versace
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By Christian Lacroix
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Located in Munich, DE
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Moschino 1980s Pen Brooch in Black Acrylic with Gold Detail
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Rare 1990s Moschino Question Mark Brooch
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1970s Moschino Brooch
By Moschino
Located in Capri, IT
1970s Moschino multicolour brooch.
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1970s Moschino Flower Brooch
By Moschino
Located in Capri, IT
1970s Moschino Flower Brooch
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  • 1970s Moschino Flower Brooch
  • 1970s Moschino Flower Brooch
  • 1970s Moschino Flower Brooch
  • 1970s Moschino Flower Brooch
W 1.38 in. D 0.28 in. L 3.15 in.

Moschino brooches for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs has a range of Moschino brooches available. This collection contains 4 pieces as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 20th Century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider brooches by Philippe Ferrandis, Rebajes and Isabel Canovas. Prices for Moschino brooches can vary depending on gemstone, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $265 and tops out at $1,019, while pieces like these can sell for $369 on average.

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