Rejected by many design schools, Scott was eventually accepted into New York’s Pratt Institute where he received a rigorous fashion education. With a solid degree, but few contacts, Scott took himself to Paris and after many knockbacks, including three attempts to intern at Jean Paul Gaultier, decided to go out alone, pulling together his first runway show in the early 1990s while still in Paris and on the smell of an oily (but well cut) rag. At that time, he was the only American designer working in Paris, exciting the French public who were bored with stuffy fashion presentations and dated styles.
Director Vlad Yudin (who produced Valentino: The Last Emperor) follows Jeremy as he prepares for the relaunch of the once tongue-in-chic Milan based Moschino. With the wonderfully aristocratic stylist Carlene Cerf de Dudzeele dutifully by his side, they select the models; refine the collection and Jeremy braces himself for the next major chapter in his illustrious career. Along the way, Yudin chats with many of Jeremy’s celebrity supporters, some not always sympathetic fashion journalists and family members.
"Yudin's surface-level portrait looks for deeper truths, but finds them in unexpected ways. … This brash regurgitator of American pop culture comes off as a singular artist, an irrepressible SpongeBob with a steel spine." Serena Donadoni, The Village Voice
Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer
3 Mar - 12 Mar
American fashion designer Jeremy Scott has more than paid his dues to the fashion gods and now calls performers Miley Cyrus, Rita Ora and Katy Perry (to name just a few), close friends and confidants.
From humble beginnings down on the farm in Lowry City, Missouri to creative director at the Italian fashion house Moschino, Jeremy Scott has injected the fashion world (as well as brands such as adidas and Longchamp) with plenty of colour, humour and unadulterated joy.