Skirt, Moschino, 1998

WAG 1998.117

About this object

Franco Moschino studied fine art in Milan before becoming a fashion illustrator for Gianni Versace in 1971. After working for other designers throughout the 1970s, he launched his own business, Moonshadow, and the Moschino Couture! label in 1983.

With an emphasis on casual wear, Moschino’s clothes were playful and displayed a sense of humour. He incorporated images from advertising, popular culture and fine art, sometimes mixed with applied plastic objects like fried eggs and bottle tops.

This skirt, from the diffusion line Moschino Jeans, features images from Sandro Botticelli’s painting, The Birth of Venus, and Michelangelo’s sculpture of David. Moschino died in 1994 from complications arising from AIDS.
  • Date
  • Maker
    Moschino for the Moschino Jeans label
  • Materials
    Printed nylon and lycra
  • Credit line
    Purchased, 1998
  • Location
    Walker Art Gallery, Ground Floor, Craft and Design Gallery
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Italy
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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