Background

Scott attended the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, for fashion design. He started his runway career in Paris and has since shown collections in Paris, New York, Los Angeles, London, Moscow and Seoul.

Career and fame

He has built a reputation for outrageous designs favored by pop stars and celebrities, including, Madonna, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Kanye West, Björk, Beyoncé, M.I.A., Lana Del Rey, Britney Spears,Robyn, Beth Ditto, Fergie, Justin Bieber, Christina Aguilera, Nicki Minaj, Kylie Minogue, Victoria Beckham, Lil Wayne, Grimes, Sky Ferreira, 2NE1, Gwen Stefani, Rita Ora, Selena Gomez, A$AP Rocky,Eason Chan, Hayley Williams, Natalia Kills, Ryan Lochte, Azealia Banks, Belinda Peregrin, and Lady Gaga .

Setting fashion trends

Scott dressed Britney Spears as a futuristic airline stewardess for her Toxic video. He is also the first fashion designer to dress the muppet diva Miss Piggy, who called him her favorite designer, as haveAgyness Deyn, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga. His designs have included one-legged pants, and fast food-inspired dresses. He has been dubbed the Jeff Koons of fashion for his references to Pop-culture icons, such as Mickey Mouse.

Money makers

Karl Lagerfeld said in the newspaper Le Monde that Scott was the only designer who could ever succeed him at Chanel. Scott is known for humorous prints—splattering the essence of Fun and Fashion all over his clothes—and the carry-all bags he designs each season for the French luxury company Longchamp. The designer appeared on the cover of theEnglish fashion magazine I-D in July 2007: the first designer to be featured there wearing clothes of his own design and shot as a self portrait (with actress, model and muse Devon Aoki, whom he “discovered”). He also has appeared in the Larry Clark film Wasssup Rockers as parody of a fashion photographer, a performance that drew reviews praising his acting ability. Scott designed the now-defunct Manhattan night club Happy Valley. His photography has appeared on the covers of international fashion magazines such as I-DDazed & ConfusedPurple magazine, and Les Inrockuptibles. His collection for the sportswear giant Adidas, a line called Jeremy Scott for Adidas, features apparel and footwear, including a winged high-top sneaker. The shoe has a wing extending from it, which became an iconic instant bestseller for Adidas. Scott has also created sneakers with teddy bears sprouting from the tongue as well as a pair with Mickey Mouse’s face on the tongue. Working closely with the foundation for the late artist Keith Haring, Scott created a shoe and track suit bearing Haring’s graphic art—a special project known as AdiColor, a collaborative venture with Adidas.

News sources that have interviewed Scott run the gamut from Full Frontal Fashion to CNN. Scott Has had Features in The New York Times, T Magazine The Herald Tribune, The Huffington Post, i-D Magazine, Dazed & Confused, NYLON, Purple Magazine, 10 Magazine, Numero, and Self Service. His designs have been featured editorially by publications such as i-D Magazine, Dazed & Confused, NYLON, GQ, ELLE, Vogue, Italian Vogue, Paris Vogue, British Vogue, Vogue Nippon, Korean Vogue, China Vogue, V Magazine.

Jermy Scott AW12

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