Jeremy Scott’s whimsical design aesthetic made him the perfect match for Moschino. In fact, the designer almost fits the house too perfectly with his cheeky designs and madcap aesthetic. But if you’re going to write about his work, just make sure you get it right. WWD had a little sit-down with the designer, who has a book with Rizzoli coming out soon. In the interview, Scott talks about whether or not he thinks his collections should be looked at with a more critical eye. For the most part, Scott is OK with many of the reactions to his work.
“In my opinion, it’s for each person to pull out their own decision and feelings from it. That’s why I don’t really try to do a dissertation about my work personally,” he said. “It can seem a little frivolous and silly for me to talk intellectually about something like McDonald’s or Barbie or SpongeBob or food packaging. Those who want to look at it like, maybe those dresses are a thought about recycling and how we’re so wasteful as a society and there are so many landfills…or, how can you take something that’s seen as ugly and render something beautiful; put it at the highest level of haute couture and make these evening gowns that are fit to going to La Scala? Or you can just be like, ‘That looks fun!’ I’m totally cool either way.”
But one thing you should never do with his work is make assumptions and pass it off as fact. Scott recalls a time when a major newspaper made a claim about his past inspirations, which was simply not true. “Once, someone talked about me doing all this stuff with the Eiffel Tower. I’ve never done anything with the Eiffel Tower in anything, ever. It’s like in The New York-f–kin’ Times. OK, where did you see this work of mine? You are obviously speaking incorrectly,” he said. “Even with Moschino, people not being astute enough to understand what Franco [Moschino] did. There’s 30 years of history—there’s 10 of Franco. There’s 20 of a team that worked to continue a vision, but you should know the DNA of the house and that lies with Franco. It doesn’t lie with two seasons ago.”
Emma was a noted FROW-dweller at Lanvin and Milly by Michelle Smith during Fashion Month, but we’re probably going to be seeing a lot more of her next season, except this time, she’ll be on the runway. Emma’s understandably excited about her latest gig, though the glitz and glamour of modeling doesn’t seem to be what she’s most excited about. “I am more looking forward to meeting different photographers with different visions and learning about fashion today through them,” she told the Telegraph. “For now, a unique experience with a photographer with a strong artistic vision and creating beautiful images is my idea of a perfect ‘modelling job.'”
We can’t wait to see whom she works with in the future, though something tells us she may already have an in with Alber Elbaz at Lanvin…
The Delevingnes, the Hadids and now, the Waterhouses. Buzzy English model Suki Waterhouse isn’t the only hot blonde in her family. Turns out, her younger sister Immy is just as genetically blessed as her Burberry model sis and is putting those good looks to use as Next Model Management’s newest face.
Both Immy and Suki are signed to the same agency and though Immy’s following in her sister’s footsteps, so far she has career goals that are a little different from Suki’s. “My dream campaign would be Chelsea FC – I’m a stickler for football!” she told Vogue U.K. “But really I’d love to be a part of a change, something that turns heads, something that is hard-hitting. Topshop would be cool.”
Immy has yet to book her first big job, but we have a feeling that it’s only a (short) matter of time before we hear of her landing something high profile. Models and their equally attractive relatives seem to have captivated the industry, so we think Immy’s inked her deal at a time that could be great for her career. We’ll be waiting and watching closely to see where she’ll pop up next!
Earlier this year, LVMH held its very first Young Fashion Designer Prize competition, which pitted several up-and-coming designers like Hood by Air’s Shayne Oliver and Simone Rocha against each other for a chance to win 300,000 euros and a year-long mentorship from LVMH’s bigwig designers. Thomas Tait is the very first recipient of the prize, and since being announced as the winner in September, is taking his winnings very seriously. While his brand has a loyal cult following, the next step for him would be to bring his label to a level of stability it hasn’t yet experienced. Before winning the prize, Tait says his line was struggling financially and though this much-needed injection of income is a big help, it’s not a cure-all for the challenges the line faces.
“I haven’t earned this 300,000 euros through sale and profit.…It’s a different thing, it’s a one-off payment and it’s not going to come again next year. So really, the focus is to make sure that I can take this money and help my business to make even more money, which is an easy thing to say—but not an easy thing to do,” the designer told WWD. “I was struggling, I was really struggling before, so it’s not like we’re fine and everything is flush, and I can just develop a new project or make something a bit better than it was before. A huge chunk of this money is actually going toward things that need immediate help—and then the rest of the money is going to be focused on and making sure that I can accept all of the orders that I want to accept, without saying no to any of them. I’ll be able to work with better terms, I’ll be able to know that I can actually go to production right away.”
But even with all the hurdles left to clear, Tait still has his eyes on the end goal, which is strengthening his brand. “They’ve seen me through thick and thin over the last five years,” he said. “And ideally making sure that the company becomes profitable to the point that it can continue to expand and grow for the next five years—ideally in an independent manner.”
We got a surprise when supermodel Natalia Vodianova unexpectedly turned up on Vogue‘s November cover and now the magazine strikes again by giving us Amy Adams as its December cover star. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz (although we originally presumed Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott shot the cover due to the over-airbrushing), the American Hustle star posed for the ravishing cover image wearing a Valentino creation from the Fall 2014 Couture collection and we’re loving it!
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Forum members were quick to respond when the cover first surfaced on our forums over the weekend. “What a surprise!!! Ahh Amy. Not sure about her expression and what she’s wearing but I’m just so happy that it’s her!! AH!!” enthused MON, who got the thread off to a positive start.
A.D.C. was feeling it, too and commented, “Aww I love it!! Another redhead for December!! I always love how US Vogue’s December covers convey a sense of the Holiday season even if they’re not outright festive looking. This one reminds me a little of a Christmas ornament in a chic way.”
“Way, way, way overdue. Embarrassed for people who don’t realize that fact. Like her, or don’t like her, she’s been in some of the biggest/best movies of the past 4 years with The Fighter, The Master, American Hustle, Her. And given great performances in each of them,” credited HeatherAnne.
Also sharing the same sentiments was Miss Dalloway: “I find this to be a perfect US Vogue cover, it all works, she looks amazing, the dress is a bit daring, but still chic, and it manages to look festive without being tacky. Wonder if Annie or perhaps Mert & Marcus shot this…” she questioned.
Marc10 wasn’t admiring the amount of post-production the cover received and wrote, “By the look of the retouching on her face this is by Mert & Marcus.”
Are you as happy as we are to see Amy score her first-ever Vogue cover? Check out some previews inside the thread and tell us what you think here.
She’s here to stay, so we had better get used to it. Social media sensation Kendall Jenner has surfaced for a full-page spread inside Vogue‘s December 2014 issue. The newest addition to the Estée Lauder roster posed up a storm for Patrick Demarchelier, with Tabitha Simmons on styling duties in a classic and timeless set of portraits. Photographed in true Demarchelier style against a gray studio backdrop, Kendall worked the legendary Frenchman’s lens showcasing pieces from Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Balmain. This isn’t the 19-year-old’s first shoot for Vogue magazine, having previously been shot for a story inside the June/July 2014 issue of Vogue Paris, also by Demarchelier. Not to mention appearances inside W‘s March issue and on the cover of LOVE this season. Fashion’s love affair with Kendall is only just beginning!
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Members of our forums were quick to deliberate the newly released photos. “I know everyone is all up-in-arms about the feature with Kendall, but it’s just gone live on the magazine’s website, and I have to say, Patrick Demarchelier made her look infinitely better than Amy [Adams]. I wouldn’t have minded seeing her on the cover if I’m all too honest,” wrote ohmycolin.
“She looks gorgeous and that is something undeniable, BUT she hasn’t done something yet that makes her cover material. There are far more deserving stars than Kendall. Maybe someday but not anytime soon. Meryl only got her first cover in 2010/2011 (?) and she’s Meryl Streep already. Amy, after many fantastic films, only got hers now… so maybe Kendall can wait for a longer while. And she, at the moment, is nowhere near the market of Vogue,” replied an uncertain MON. (more…)