Moschino Fall/Winter 2018 : Old Hollywood 1960s & Alien
As the show progressed and Old Hollywood eveningwear fused with Space Age glam, Marjan Jonkman materialised as an apparition of Marilyn Monroe, recalling the unattainable, unreal – alien – beauty ideals still deified sixty years after the star’s death. (Or assassination.) In a rebellious zeitgeist that’s never felt closer to the earth-shatteringly momentous events and ideas of the 1960s, Scott’s reference and wit were on point.
Jeremy Scott portrayed that idea in candy-coloured little skirt suits and above-the-knee coats with pillbox hats and wigs that spelled out Jackie O perfection, then allowed the cracks to appear in prints with meds motifs and fake prescription pill names, and models entirely covered in Technicolor paint. “How did Jackie get through the sadness? With meds? Or because she’s an alien?” Scott reflected, staying in conspiracy theorist character. “In my country, illegal aliens are a constant topic,” he continued, bringing his reference into current Trumpian affairs. “So what is really an alien? Are they blue, yellow, green, purple, pink? Or are they just like you and I? What’s really different?”