Jeremy Scott Compares Himself to Lichtenstein


In the new issue of, Jeremy Scott talks about how he's growing into his role as Moschino's creative director and, most notably, his forthright approach to criticism: “I like to think of my work and the way people approach it in the same way people approach a Lichtenstein painting,” he said. “You can write a one-hundred-page dissertation about why he used comics. Or it could be like, This is cute!

In the spread, shot by Pierpaolo Ferrari, model Lindsey Wixson poses in the same candy-wrapper gown she wore on the Milan runway, and Scott and No. 1 fan Katy Perry goof around with some lasagna.

In response to Financial Times critic Vanessa Friedman (now of the New York Times), who compared his collection negatively to Miuccia Prada's — since it was inspired by Fassbender films, not fast food — Scott says, “My show is no more or less frivolous than Prada’s! What can I say? I’m an easy target. It’s a very lonely island that I occupy ... I’m never going to be inspired by some obscure film, which isn’t to say I don’t enjoy that sort of thing. I just want to share my work with everyone.”

The designer adds that the reaction to his show — which drew longtime fans Katy Perry and Rita Ora — was positive overall. "I got to hear feedback from people like Franco [Moschino]'s former boyfriend [and] his graphic designer. These are people who knew and loved him. They felt like Franco had come alive again — I mean, they were crying after the show!”

Not to mention that Miley Cyrus, who's currently wearing some of his costumes on her Bangerz tour, sent Scott a WhatsApp message postshow that read, “Immmm dying over a Moschino. [sic]" What endorsement could be better?