The pop culture’s most irreverent designer, Jeremy Scott, is the creative director of the fashion house Moschino and the owner of his eponymous brand. Having worked with various celebrities, Scott launched his brand in 1997 and has built a reputation as “fashion’s last rebel.” His designs show a blend of street style and high fashion, incorporating pop culture icons.
Jeremy Scott Bio: Age, Early Life, Education
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, on August 8, 1975, Scott was raised on a livestock farm in Lowry City. Being a fashion enthusiast from an early age, Jeremy Scott began studying French when he was 14 years old as his goal was to be a fashion designer in Paris. He also drew fashion in his notebooks, at high school, and was often bullied for that. Scott got enrolled in Pratt School of Design, in New York, in 1992 and graduated in 1996 after which he moved to Paris. As a novice, driven by passion and ingenuity, he was forced to sleep in the metro and scrounged meals while he looked for a job in the fashion industry. Scott used to cut his hair since he was 5 years old and it was his hair that caught the attention of Jean Paul Gaultier, a French Haute fashion designer who gave Scott a job to promote parties at a nightclub. Not being able to find fashion jobs, Scott decided to create his design.
Jeremy Scott Career Details
In 1997, Jeremy Scott made his debut in a bar near Bastille, with little or no money, using salvaged materials including paper hospital gowns and was based on the film Crash. In the follow-up show, he picked up black scraps of fabric that resembled garbage bags and described the show as “Blade Runner, trash bag and the apocalypse.” This was later exhibited in Colette, an influential Parisian shop. In his third collection, Scott chose white which was a critical hit and won awards. It also fascinated the editor of French Vogue Mario Testino, and a French stylist, photographer, and art director Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele. This show was also the first runway appearance of the 13-year-old soon-to-be-supermodel Devon Aoki. Björk, an Icelandic singer, was one of the first of Scott’s customers and wore a dress, for her homogenous world tour, from the white show. Scott also provided costumes to her on several of her tours. Björk was, then, followed by Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, and Madonna. Jeremy Scott made “the gold show”, in the same year, about 1980s decadence which he considers as the hardest moment of his career. Next year, he featured khaki jackets and flight-attendant inspired looks smeared by logos in his spring collection titles “Duty-Free Glamour.” Inspired by everything from Vanna White to PTA meetings, Scott’s queer and tawdry presentations won him more than the press. He was also regarded by Karl Lagerfeld as the only person who would take over Chanel. In 2000, Vogue reckoned that Jeremy Scott was on track to becoming as celebrated as other fashion humourists.
In 2001, Scott relocated to Los Angeles even though it wasn’t a fashion capital at the time. He continued to produce sassy collections that challenged reviewers and taste. The same year he wrapped up one show by tossing fake notes that had his face printed on them, at the audience, and left yellow T-shirts on every seat with a message in another show. Scott said “I don’t care if the critics don’t like me. I want to be the people’s designer, like Diana was the people’s princess.” Jeremy Scott collaborated with Longchamp, the French leather-goods company, in 2006. His most notable collaboration is with Adidas. Scott had worked with Adidas in 2002 for the “iSigned” project but the best-known project came out in 2008 when Adidas launched Jeremy Scott’s collection of apparel and footwear. Furthermore, in 2012, he starred in Adidas video and print campaign with several artists and became Moschino’s creative director in 2013. In 2015, Scott released his debut fragrance for Adidas and became the subject of the documentary “Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer” which outlines his life and rise in the fashion industry.
While cementing his reputation, Scott had also faced accusations regarding plagiarism and was criticized for the yellow sneakers to which he replied that his work was misunderstood. Regardless of the criticism he faced, Scott received numerous awards including the Venus de la Mode award, ANDAM Fashion award, and Womenswear Designer of the Year award.
Jeremy Scott Body Measurements
The 5 ft and 10 inches tall cult designer weighs 70 kg.
Jeremy Scott Family And Marriage Details
He has openly claimed to be gay since he was 14 years old. Currently, Jeremy Scott has neither been dating anyone nor has a wife or children. Jeremy Scott has a supportive family with a mother who is a teacher, an engineer father, and two older siblings.
Jeremy Scott Net Worth Details
With his primary source of income as a fashion designer, Scott has an estimated net worth of $2 million and owns one house in Hollywood Hills and the other in Palm Springs both of which have been designed by John Lautner.