The New Moschino Collection Was Inspired by Picasso

Kaia Gerber on the catwalk Moschino show. Photo by Swan Gallet/WWD/Shutterstock (10417877ab)

As the unofficial story goes, Picasso was accused of stealing the famous Mona Lisa painting from the Louvre in 1911. A few years later, the same accusation was held against one of his closest friends, before it was finally determined that the real thief was one of the Louvre’s employees at the time. American designer Jeremy Scott, the current creative director of the fashion house Moschino, was inspired by this story to create a new collection for spring and summer 2020.

Scott’s collection pays homage to the infamous Mona Lisa incident and its happy ending from the painter’s perspective. The whole collection was inspired by Picasso, but the designer went a step further and designed the whole scenery around the story. The runway on which the collection was shown goes through a golden frame, similar to the one in which the Mona Lisa painting is kept. The symbolism behind this collection can be understood in the following way: you may have thought you knew everything about the famous painter, but he can still surprise you. Just like the Moschino SS 2020 collection.

Check out more of the collection below.