From some, it’s been a long time coming. For others, the unexpected news of Jeremy Scott’s resignation from Moschino came as another surprise that was unforeseen but that is now poised to further shake up, potentially change, and hopefully rejuvenate, the Italian fashion world after Alessandro Michele’s sudden departure from Gucci last November.
After ten years of sitting at the helm of the Lombardy-based label, the American creative director called it quits with Moschino via a surprise statement published by way of the brand’s parent company on March 20.
“Scott has penned a fundamental chapter in the legacy of the brand with his fearless and show-stopping pop-camp style and incisive humor – true to the renowned codes of the House,” Aeffe, the company that owns Moschino, said in an email statement. Massimo Ferretti, chair of Moschino, showed appreciation towards Scott despite his exit for “ushering in a distinct and joyful vision that will forever be a part of Moschino history.”
In a carousel post showing the 47-year-old posing next to part-Palestinian model Gigi Hadid, Scott took the time to reiterate his love and affection towards the label that has seen him grow, flourish, and serve as his personal canvas for the past decade.
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“After 10 years, I am announcing today that I will be leaving Moschino. I’ve had a blast creating designs that will live on forever,” he wrote, adding he’s “grateful for all the love and support (he’s) received” over his time steering the Italian house. “As I close this chapter I am filled with excitement and anticipation and can’t wait to share with you all what I have in store for you next!” he said, leaving his 3.7 million followers wondering where life, and more importantly fashion, will take the Missouri-born in the near future. A potential scenario could see the seasoned designer reclaim his eponymous label, launched in 2019, from the back-burner of things following an extended period of providing his services to Moschino. However, it seems like only time will tell where Scott will be seen putting his flair and expertise into next.
Renowned for his extravagant style and bold takes, Scott made his highly-anticipated debut with Moschino in October 2013, coinciding with the Fall 2014 collection, where he skillfully blended the visual identities of American consumer giants McDonald’s, Hershey’s, and Budweiser, alongside Spongebob Squarepants’ iconic face, to birth a visually-stunning, eccentric and unconventional line seen gracing the runway at Fashion Week a little over 10-years-ago now.
During his tenure at Moschino, Scott dressed a litany of A-List celebrities, some of whom were some of the most prominent figures in the pop culture arena in their prime or still are today. His designs were particularly exceptional when it came to creating high-drama and conversation-starting outfits for events like the Super Bowl halftime show, where he crafted looks for Katy Perry in 2015, and the Met Gala red carpet where he styled Cardi B in an airy pearl-encrusted dress and headpiece in 2018. More Recently, he dressed award-winning actresses Angela Bassett and Tessa Thompson, amongst others, for the Oscars and the Vanity Fair after-party earlier this month.