blouse
blouse
blouse

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blouse

Franco Moschino, Designer (Italian, 1950-1994)


Inspired by historic clothing, Moschino incorporated the corset, an element of dress since medieval times, in this blouse. With its sheer black pouf sleeves, square neckline, and crest on the front, this blouse is an apparent reference to the clothing of the European Renaissance.

Moschino’s sense of humor is evident in his mocking of the corset’s rigidity and the “family crest” on the front, which depicts popular icons: a smiley face, a star, a heart, and black-and-white stripes.

(Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Chicago, Illinois), 21 September 2008, lot 224; purchased by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2009.

Object Information

designer
Franco Moschino (Italian, 1950-1994)
creation date
1990s
materials
nylon
dimensions
L: 19 in.
W: 16 in. (shoulders)
size: 10
mark descriptions
Moschino Couture!
Made in Italy
label: USA size 10
label: 95% nylon, 5% other fibers
accession number
2009.21
credit line
Textile Arts Fund
copyright
© Franco Moschino
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts
colors