Early Moschino pieces designed by Franco Moschino himself – often referred to as Italian fashion's "enfant terrible" – within the short period when he launched the House of Moschino in 1983 until he passed away in 1994 are sought after and highly collectible. This treasure, like several others that will be listed gradually comes direct from a German socialite and fashion collector so has not been on the market prior to this.
This stellar "Smiley Face" blazer is an iconic piece designed by Franco Moschino for his 1992 Couture Collection. The smiley face design is one of the most popular recurring Moschino themes, and even in contemporary collections Jeremy Scott has taken it up another time (see last picture).
The jacket is an unworn wearable collectors piece that captures the fun vibe that Moschino has always represented as a brand.
The sunflower yellow blazer features a slightly fitted cut, black piping throughout and two front slit pockets that are still sewn up. It has long sleeves with four contrasting black fabric covered ps at the cuffs. The pholes are properly finished to couture standards. The back displays prominently a large "Smiley Face".
The jacket has lightly padded shoulders, closes with ps down the front and is lined in a black rayon blend. It is labeled "Moschino Couture! Made in Italy" and tagged a vintage IT 42, D 38, GB 10, USA 8.
Excellent condition. Appears unworn.
Shoulders: 42 cm – 16.5" (seam to seam)
Bust: 92 cm – 36.2" (under the arms from side seam to side seam)
Waist: 78 cm – 30.7"
Sleeve length: 57 cm – 22.4"
Length: 70 cm – 27.6" (from neck to hem)
Measurements are taken flat and then doubled for bust and waist.
Approximate Modern Size: S
Reference photo: Jeremy Scott in a yellow Moschino smiley face tuxedo at 2014 MTV VMAs.
Place of Origin
36.2 in. (91.95 cm)
30.7 in. (77.98 cm)
Shoulder to Hem
27.6 in. (70.11 cm)