The avant-garde met retail-credibility tonight as Jeremy Scott proved once again that he has the ability to turn out chic, salable clothes and still maintain an independent spirit. His show opened with a series of brown pinstriped looks that were, as always, inspired by the '80s, but looked thoroughly modern; logo bags, coats and turtlenecks cheekily referenced fashion's love affair with branding.
Scott's vision of evening wear consisted of tuxedo-printed T-shirts and bathing-suit dresses. Perhaps for the first time in history, a ruffled sweatshirt was presented as part of a smoking. For an appropriately dazzling finale, Scott revived early-Hollywood diva looksserving up negligées, robes, satin gowns and Grecian columns that offered a sexy and humorous take on America's infatuation with iconic starlets.