One can always count on Moschino for a good
romp; playing up stereotypes with sarcastic humor is
one of the label's signature touches. From the moment
a sexy chambermaid stepped onto the catwalk bearing a
bottle of wine and wearing an apron and a dress that
said "Maid in Italy," it was clear that this was no
A troupe of sleepy, fresh-out-of-bed housewives
followedwearing pajamalike satin camisole dresses, a
pink fur bathroom robe, hair curlers and sleeping
masks. Once dressed, our friends proved to be
everything from gingham-clad cleaning ladies, to
flower-drenched good girls, to on-the-go businesswomen.
What followed was a play on fashion's current
obsession with masculine and feminine roles: Girls
dressed up as schoolboys, and gangsters and military
cadets all turned up with their belles in tow.
There were no major fashion revelations, but Moschino
provided an hour of kitschy fun that offered
relief from the overly serious and self-conscious mood
that has dominated the week.