Rare 1989 Moschino Couture "Cruise Me Baby" I Love Venice Suit

That sense of humour and drama is what defined the very best pieces from Moschino. The label had the ability to provoke and challenge all while making exceptional pieces of clothing. Francis Moschino launched his label in 1983 and the 1989 "Cruise Me  Collection was pivotal in taking him from a regional desinger to one that was known on the international stage. Moschino passed away in 1994 so the peices from the earlier years are especially sought after and valuable.

The suit is exceptional and showcases everything collectors love in a Moschino piece. It is extremely rare and I doubt you will see another anytime soon. The skirt is a slim, straight cut and has a braided decoration running down each side. This is topped by that spectacular jacket. The jacket has so many details, all working together in perfect harmony. At the front we see the cropped squared off shape that is highlighted with various gold braiding to show off the lines and cut. Domed old  and red metal filigree buttons are set at each side with a hooked chain running between then so the jacket is kept at the exact perfect spacing. The bottom is elongated into 'Romanesque' tabs that are each finished with long red fringing. At the back is that spectacular applique with the words" I love Venice" embroidered into its design. Excellent condition wit one small note below to review.

Both pieces are lined in a hand set red silky rayon. The skirt closes with a zipper and the jacket buttons at the front with each set of buttons suspend from one another with a hooked chain. Very lightly padded shoulders in the jacket. Tagged a vintage US8, IT42

Sleeves: 23"
Shoulders: 16"
Bust: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 18" from neck to hem (fringe adds 5")

Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 23" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2916

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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