INSPIRATION: Trash, boudoir bombshells, and NY punk
TOP LOOKS: "I Heart NY" plastic bags translated into latex tank dresses; an (inedible) answer to Lady Gaga's meat frock; Big-Apple-red bugle-beaded dress crisscrossed with tread marks
ACCESSORIES: White stiletto midcalf boots, backpacks resembling motorcycle jackets, and crucifix sunglasses
WHO WAS THERE: Kanye West, Kelly Osbourne, Solange Knowles, hipster photog the Cobrasnake, and an all-business Kelly Cutrone pushing back photogs saying, "What do you think this is, Olan Mills?!?"
WHAT WE THOUGHT: In a week when many traditionally edgy designers toned down their crazy (see Rodarte), we have to hand it to Jeremy Scott for keeping the freak flag flying. Dresses fashioned from the detritus of New York life -- to-go bags, crushed beer cans, meat products -- were followed by studs in leather bondage gear and a bride strapped into a white leather straight jacket.
But even those of us not appearing on Rolling Stone covers had looks to like: a punk princess black dress with beaded safety pins, technicolor prints on deconstructed tees, and accessories that bring art to the everyday (we loved the envelope clutch of those orange-and-white "Sorry, we're closed" signs). Sure, tough times call for more practical fare, but they also call for a healthy dose of fun. And this collection certainly turned a front row of practiced frowns upside down.
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