Invasion of the Fembots at Jeremy Scott
Killer music, acid pop-clothes, and an A-list attendance list. You guessed it, we’re talking about Jeremy Scott’s MADE Fashion Week SS16 show. For his newest collection, the fashion superstar (and recent walk-of-fame honoree!) gave us the perfect amount of fun that our day had been missing. Once the all-star front row was seated (which included Rita Ora, Iris Apfel, Coco Rocha, The Misshapes, Lucy Hale, Chiara Ferragni, Michelle Rodriguez, Shaun Ross, Inez & Vinoodh, and a Kylie-less Tyga), the room started blasting The B-52s ‘Planet Claire’ as Gigi Hadid opened yet another Jeremy Scott show.
Presenting an enoooormous collection, which included signature crop top + skirt combos in every other pop-color under the rainbow, pieces with crayon wall doodle prints, paneled paillette sequined shirts and cover ups, silver coats with purple spider patterns, and even gun and acid blot printed outfits, SS16 is gonna be way trippy. The general vibe was uber sexy fembots and John Waters muses, with cat eyeliner and exaggerated Jackie O bobs that – it’s safe to say – will definitely be the bounciest hair to strut down any runway.
The show was all rock and roll, which is no surprise as it had a little help from long-time collaborators Michel Gaubert (in charge of music), Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele (in charge of syling). Extra special was the fact that the younger Hadid, Bella, made her debut at Jeremy Scott by closing the show. “I wanted to make a Hadid sandwich,” Scott told us backstage amidst a slew of who’s who of the fashion and entertainment worlds. With another killer show under his belt, the always enchanting Scott told us a little bit about the eclectic influences of the collection, and what his next cause for celebration will be.
Congratulations on another amazing show. Can I hear a little bit about the driving force?
I was really inspired by the girls and the cool kids of the early 80’s in Lower East Side New York who were going to like CBGB’s and going to the Mudd Club and all of that. And I was just kinda like looking at these early John Waters films and super inspired by the 50’s and 60’s and the Russ Meyer films that he was inspired by; these vamps with the hair a little too high and nails a little too long; and sci-fi with the ray gun print; and water guns; and thinking about plastic in many ways from the plastic little guns in the print to the plastic shoes that look like those inflatable furniture from the 60’s. I just wanted to play with all that kind of stuff that was bright and colorful and fun and also a little bit like sci-fi babes in Star Trek that like are from outer Venus with spangley gowns and quaffed hair. Like, surreal.
You’re always the most fun show and you just got your Hollywood Star so you have a lot to celebrate. What are you going to do to celebrate?
I’m doing the premiere for the documentary tomorrow here. So, that’s my celebration I guess!
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