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Handbag with shoulder strap

Handbag with shoulder strap

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    1996 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Moschino, Franco (designer)
    Moschino (designed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Leather with metal zip and tag

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Gigi Pearl Marshall

  • Museum number:

    T.582:1, 2-1996

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

In the early 1990s, small bags with designer logos swung all over London, New York and Paris, and only the trained eye could distinguish the real articles from the counterfeit. Shoe shops and boutique groups produced accessories that perfectly complemented their styles and fashion designers featured more and more accessories at their catwalk shows, with hats, bags and shoes supplying the fizz, and the sale, for many collections.

The Moschino label was launched in 1983, their trademark being a good-natured mockery of haute couture that became highly fashionable in itself. In this case the handbag is adorned surrealistically with 'melted' chocolate. The advertising campaign for this bag was set in a baker's shop.

Physical description

Ivory and dark brown leather handbag with metal zip and tag, and a chocolate brown leather strap.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


1996 (made)


Moschino, Franco (designer)
Moschino (designed for)

Materials and Techniques

Leather with metal zip and tag


Height: 38.5 cm, Width: 34.5 cm, Depth: 14 cm

Descriptive line

Leather handbag with shoulder strap, designed and made by Moschino, 1996, Italy


Leather; Metal


Accessories; Clothing; Leather; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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