What is fashion? According to late Moschino founder and designer Franco Moschino, it’s all about irony and irreverence. Celebrating its 20th anniversary almost 10 years after Franco’s death, the house still provides the fashion world with Italian style served up with a dash of humor.

Moschino started the company in 1983 on the strength of his witty antifashion stance. He started refining his message immediately, during his first ready-to-wear show that fall, when he dressed Pat Cleveland in a beautiful evening gown and accessorized her with sneakers and a shopping bag. "It should be fun and it should send a message," he said. "I like to use clothes as billboards."

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