October 08, 1999
Jeremy Scott's presentation was a brilliant finale for the collections--and a witty reply to all his detractors, who had accused him in the past of producing outlandish clothing that no one would wear. Scott encapsulated--and took a step further--the dominating themes of the season: easy luxury, '80s references and working woman sexiness. His show opened with a series of strong-shouldered tan trenches, wrap dresses and blazer suits. "Perfect for power lunches or PTA meetings," said Scott, who acted as emcee. Sharply commenting on the current branding craze, Scott also produced his own series of travel totes, bags and clutches, and emblazoned them all with his name. After a long day at the office, the girls needed to relax on the tennis court, of course, wearing skimpy powder-blue knit-wrap dresses, sports jackets with removable sleeves and campy visors. And for evening wear, Scott proved that aside from biting humor and talent, he's also got plenty of spunk left. His "Atlantis divas" were clad in nearly pornographic pastel chiffon, reminiscent of a Swedish blue-movie starlet circa 1980. Vive l'avant-garde!