reports that the Costume Institute has come calling for archive pieces for the museum's upcoming Punk: Chaos to Couture
exhibition. Unlike many other brands, who are using the show as an excuse to trot out the tartans, Rossella Jardini and co. opted not to explore that part of the house's heritage for pre-fall. Moschino is about to celebrate its thirtieth anniversary; there's a lot of history to dig into. This season, it was the tonier things that interested the design team: pearl and crystal embroideries trimming the edges of skirtsuits and tunic top-capri pants sets, polka dots, pussy bows, and point d'esprit. Not a safety pin in sight. Coats, in particular, looked sharp. For day, a cocoon-shaped camel number had shopper appeal. And for after dark, the tuxedo coatdress would be a versatile choice.