Jeremy Scott: Katy Perry and I are “two peas in a pod”
The progenitor of Perry’s burger outfit dishes on the three P’s: party rules, pop culture and (Katy) Perry.
Jeremy Scott has had his tongue firmly planted in cheek since his beginnings as a designer. His ability to shock, entertain, charm and delight can be easily traced across his many collaborations with high street brands (H&M) and household names (Britney Spears).
For Spears’ mile-high Toxic video, Scott designed a glittering nude catsuit and an air hostess uniform with puff pastry shoulders that have since become fixtures on Halloween night. He’s dressed Katy Perry in flames for the Superbowl (and as a snack as of late); transformed Paris Hilton into Barbie IRL; and turned up to last year’s Met Gala arm in arm with Cardi B, both adorned in matching pearl looks that played into the theme of “Catholic Imagination”.
The Kansas-born designer’s latest collection for Moschino – where he has been creative director since 2013 – saw him send a giant TV dinner-inspired cape down the runway. It looked good enough to eat. As did Katy Perry’s post-Met Gala burger look, which she also wore to quash her longstanding feud with Taylor Swift.
Scott’s showmanship is innate and previous collections have featured Vegas-style lighting, a car show and a cardboard runway. Having caught up with Scott post-Toxic in ’06, we sit down with the designer 13 years on to shoot the shit – over a glass of Cîroc vodka on ice, poured from a limited edition Moschino bottle – a couple of hours before his London Pride party.
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