Taking the role of creative director at Moschino in 2013, Scott has brought the Italian fashion house back into the spotlight with his unique blend of satire, humour and pop culture iconography-inspired designs. To date, Scott has reinterpreted the logos of Barbie, McDonalds, Coca Cola and Loony Tunes in his Moschino collections. His idiosyncratic designs have seen the Insta-famous designer amass a cult following.
Scott was born in Kansas City and raised on a livestock farm in Missouri. Determined to make it in fashion – and to live in Paris – he took French lessons from 14-years-old. He graduated from the Pratt School of Design in New York in 1996, interning at Moschino in the PR department in his senior year.
He presented his first collection for his eponymous label at Paris Fashion Week in 1997. The show, which was held in a bar near Bastille, was themed around car crashes and saw models wearing shoe heels bandaged to their feet. Scott swiftly became known as one of the ‘enfant terribles’ of the Parisian nightlife scene.
By the time he presented his fourth collection, Scott counted Björk as one of his customers; she was rapidly joined by the likes of Madonna, Kylie Minogue and Britney Spears. Scott can also be credited with dressing Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj before they shot to international fame. This affiliation with celebrities saw Scott take his eponymous label from Paris to LA in 2001. Since then, Scott has effectively leveraged his relationships with pop icons and Instagram stars to ensure both Moschino and his eponymous label have high visibility and rising sales.
He is also the subject of a 2015 documentary by Vlad Yudin, entitled “Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer,” which features cameos from many of his pop star friends.