Thank God for Jeremy Scott, a designer who knows that
fashion is, first and foremost, about having fun.
Paris' Musée des Arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie was
transformed into a gigantic suburban mall complete
with winding staircase and multihued fountainsthe
perfect setting for the final collection of the
Scott showed sharp little suits, day dresses and shorts in a black-and-white print which, upon closer inspection, proved to be tiny sketches of his past designs. Yellow, purple and pale blue combos followed, as well as simple jersey dresses with a (paste) jewelry motif. The look was high glamour by way of the Sears catalogand those familiar with Scott's work will understand that this is quite a compliment. For the grand finale Scott staged a ravishing old-school beauty pageant that was part Barbie, My Little Pony and Miss Colombia. His contestants, ravishing in Nagel makeup and curly manes, wore beaded pastel sea-shell bathing suits as Scott read out their measurements over Phil Collins' Against All Odds soundtrack. Who could ask for anything more?