Shrines: For the Missoni Matriarch, a Dizzying Collection of Hands

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At Home With Angela Missoni — and Her Hundreds of Hands

CreditAndrea Wyner


Fashion designers base their lives around collections: spring/summer, fall/winter. But Angela Missoni, 58, scion of the Missoni fashion house that was founded in 1953 — and whose languid, luridly colored work came to epitomize the ’70s and the constant revivals of that decade forever after — is responsible for more collections than most.

At home, however, her collections are decidedly non-fashion: they’re comprised of Provençal French ceramics, Italian glassware, and various tchotchkes unearthed from flea markets and secondhand stores around the world. Her latest affection is for those pastel porcelain poodles from the ’50s and ’60s. “It’s not an official collection, yet,” she says of them, by…

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