September 20, 2002 New York
Scott’s spring show, called "Venus Rising," might as well have been called "Valley Girls in Space." With a rock-covered stage set and models sporting pointy Vulcan eyebrows and popped-up shoulders, the event recalled his space-age fall presentation, though with a more restrained group of colors. The designer started with some cute, wearable pieces including simple fitted minidresses and jersey shorts and tops. He then segued into a rainbow of bathing suits, some consisting of a mere strip or two of fabric. That was followed by a group of dresses, each with a distinct identity: One featured a pheasant-feather bodice over a shredded tan chiffon skirt, another was a simple silky robe in sea colors.
Scott clearly has enough imagination and skill to makes his shows consistently memorable. But his focus on developing a recognizable signatureand the business to go with itcould be stronger.