RED RIBBON PRIDE

Posted by Christos Garkinos on

Franco Moschino was famous for his rebellions within the fashion industry, creating playful designs that parodied 1980s fashion and already iconic looks like the Chanel suit. He died on September 18th, 1994 of AIDS complications, and in his last show at Moschino models wore AIDS ribbons. The now iconic red symbol was created by 12 artists in 1991 for Visual Aids, a New York arts organization that raised awareness of HIV, to make the disease visible when it was highly stigmatized. This now vintage Moschino waistcoat vest from the early 90s features the AIDS awareness red ribbon and black logo on the front center at the button fastenings. It’s definitely a piece any Moschino collector should have, and it’s also a fun way to show your LGBTQ pride.