An extraordinary personality, Jeremy Scott loves to bask in the heat of the spotlight and make use of his own public image. This native of Kansas City, Missouri, displays an unfaltering determination in the development of his fashion designs. After earning a diploma from the highly demanding Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, the fruit of four years of training in tailoring and pattern-making, he set forth to conquer Paris, a dream he had harboured since the age of fourteen.
Working on his own with the resources at hand, he organised his first fashion show, presented in October 1996 and featured ready-to-wear-couture cut from hospital sheets and crepe bandages. His second collection, “Body Modification”, in March 1997, flew in the face of prevailing trends with ultra-short body-hugging dresses in polyresin. With Scott, the origin of the materials is of no consequence as long as the design and the avant-garde approach shine through: scraps of black leather and garbage bags bedecked with silver zippers set a trashy-chic tone. Following along the same lines, his subsequent collections are all based around a single colour, making them easy to identify for a public that is eager to love or despise them. There is no middle ground with Jeremy Scott and his designs that combine the garish elegance of the nineteen-eighties’ total look with a taste for the unfinished and deconstructionism. His black collection was chosen for a “20/20 Vision Exhibition” in a Paris boutique in September 1997, as seen through the eyes of some twenty talented photographers including Mark Borthwick, Marcus Mam and Ali Madhavi.
In October 1997, the “Rich White Women” collection, devoted to white, took off from the encounter between ready-to-wear and couture, or “avant-garde luxury”. There followed the collection “Contrepied”, all in gold and winner of an ANDAM award, and the candy pink collection with its futuristic debutante gowns pierced with paper-punch holes. Scott’s is a truly spectacular style that pays homage to the unabashed elegance that is possible in the world of luxury and couture.
Black tulle jumpsuit decorated with glued-on black tubes, butterfly sleeves, bloomer legs.
Jeremy Scott (1998)
ANDAM: La Mode Contemporaine, STEIDL
text florence müller photography ola bergengren styling mattias karlsson
Lida in Jeremy Scott, Strip
photography jerome esch styling elle hagen hair taco stuiver
Fashion Images de Mode Nº3 (1998)
Red with Gemma Clarke, Vogue Paris
photography marcus mam stylist jeremy scott hair clovis make-up dalila
Fashion Images de Mode Nº4 (1999)
Gisele wears black shoulder-padded swimming costume by Jeremy Scott.
Lick the Battery, The Face
photography sean ellis styling catherine aymé hairstylist neil moodie
Fashion Images de Mode Nº5 (2000)
Jeremy Scott featuring Devon Aoki
photography marcus mam make-up marmotte
2000 (minus 3)
Curator and Fashion Director Terry Jones Production Design Dante Ferretti
Fashion/Cinema, Biennale di Firenze (1998)
Anna Paquin (2003)
photography anette aurell styling masha orlov
Dazed & Confused: Making It Up As We Go Along
jeremy scott & björk at ferragamo’s cinderella ball
postcards from the edge of the catwalk
photography iain r webb
spring–summer 2001, jeremy scott
soleless lace-up heels, spring–summer 1999, jeremy scott
as worn by faye wong (1998)
the ensemble is topped off with a leather cobweb knit/tank by raf simons and skirt/pants by jurgi persoons.
- martin margiela exhibits at the boijmans van beuningen museum in rotterdam
- raf simons: first defilé in paris, fall–winter 1997–1998, and black palms’ summer 1998 collection
- w.&l.t. dress U2 for their popmart tour
- w.&l.t. a fetish for beauty – summer 1998
- joint presentation of comme des garçons and martin margiela in paris
- martin margiela designs for hermès
- josephus thimister designs his own collection
- kaat tilley: first paris show – summer 1998
- véronique branquinho presents her first women’s collection – summer 1998
- dries van noten opens store in hong kong and tokyo
- flanders fashion institute (ffi) awarded the title ‘cultural ambassador of flanders’.
- christophe broich’s first women’s collection – summer 1998
- olivier theyskens shows his first collection in paris.
- jean paul gaultier shows couture line
- american designer jeremy scott is the new hype
- john galliano becomes creative director at dior
- nicolas ghesquière designs his first collection at balenciaga
- hedi slimane is creative director at yves saint laurent homme
- marc jacobs becomes creative director at louis vuitton
- colette multi-brand store opens in paris
- prada sport launched
- gianni versace shot
- princess diana dies
- opening of the guggeinheim museum in bilbao, designed by frank gehry
- sensation: controversial exhibition of young british artists in the saatchi collection
- wes craven: scream
- daft punk: homework
- rapper notorious BIG is shot
the year 1997 as according to 6+ antwerp fashion
rooster-claw heels, jeremy scott
shoes: a lexicon of style
black tulle “jumpsuit” decorated with glued-on black tubes, butterfly sleeves, bloomer legs.
jeremy scott (2000)