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Jeremy Scott on His New Book and Lara Stone’s Breasts

A quick look at his designs and it’s clear that Jeremy Scott has a strong sense of humor. Who else would turn a Cheetos bag into an actual purse? So, it should come as little surprise that the designer would want to incorporate his love for gags in his new book. Scott has joined forces with Rizzoli to publish a tome following his career. The Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin-shot cover pictures Scott holding a copy of his book with the back cover turned toward the camera. The result is an infinity effect, adding a perfectly whimsical dash of flavor to the sleek, sophisticated, black and white portraiture. 

jeremy-scott-cover caught up with the designer to dish on the new tome and touched on that time Scott was banned from the website thanks to a racy fashion show he’d put on. For five years after, the website wouldn’t cover any of his collections, which Scott says he didn’t understand, considering fashion’s common use of naked women in editorials. “Fashion magazines—which I’m sure you know very well—show nude women all the time,” he says. “I mean, can you name a Lara Stone photo shoot where she doesn’t show her breasts? And I mean, she’s not the only one—I picked her out just because she is an obvious candidate to point out. Not that I don’t like her breasts. I love her.”

One thing’s for certain: We definitely can’t count the model’s appearance in Scott’s book as a time we didn’t see her boobs. “She opens my book, actually; there is a picture with me and her that Ellen von Unwerth did, and she’s got the dress pulled down, showing her breasts,” he says.