Inspired by the virtues of Haute Couture, Jeremy Scott looked to the Théâtre de la Mode, the troupe of miniature couture creations the designers of Paris sent on the road after World War II to save their businesses from financial ruin amid scarce supplies and clients left unable to travel.
Then Jeremy Scott called Jim Henson’s Creature Shop to bring his Moschino collection to life in miniature on 30-inch marionette models walking in a charming, salon-style, fashion-show film, as ‘’Anna Wintour’’, ‘’Edward Enninful’’ and other industry leaders, marionette models, watched.
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In homage to the culture of Haute Couture, the collection imitated the classic gestures of the craft : ‘’Edges, seams, corsetry boning, panels, darts, trims, and more’’ showed up on the clothes, Moschino shared in a press release.
A little cocktail gown had been exploded open, revealing another dress under it with a photograph of an inside-out embroidered dress; then a little chiffon skirt had been attached to it. An 18th-century blue day dress had the memory of the pinking shears that cut its insides featured as surface decoration on its bustier.
‘’In short order, the world has flipped’’, the press release reads. ‘’It hasn’t capsized, but we are certainly living in the upside down, inside-out. The topsy-turvy. Everything is surreal but somehow also too real, altogether, all at once. It’s a recognizable place, but it feels foreign, alien, and admittedly, unnerving. Yet through this paradigm a revolutionary rulebook will be written. The old manual will burn. It is burning. We won’t call it a fresh start so much as it is a new start. Inner-workings are being laid bare; how these mechanics exist and evolve will change. In this respect, Jeremy Scott’s Moschino Spring/Summer 2021 womenswear collection takes these inner-workings – which, typically speaking, have been kept hidden and unaddressed – and brings them forward. In 2020, the apparatuses of what we know have been largely exposed. Scott has chosen to reflect this phenomenon, and to build from it’’.
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