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Jeremy Scott has never been one to go along with conventional wisdom. The Kansas City, Missouri-born designer—who is the Creative Director of both his namesake label and the Italian fashion house Moschino—has long disrupted the fashion world, creating signatures out of kitsch, pop, camp, neon, sparkle, fearlessness and incisive humor. For Scott, this industry has always been about divining fun and cleverness from the moment, so long as that enjoyment can be had while marching to the beat of one’s own drum.
Scott attended Pratt Institute in New York City. In 1996, he graduated with a degree in Fashion Design. Soon thereafter, he relocated to Paris, where he debuted his eponymous line in 1997. The Jeremy Scott label quickly gained acclaim and notoriety—and a devout, diverse fan base. In those early years, Scott would help launch the modeling career of Devon Aoki and would collaborate with other fashion-world forces such as Christian Louboutin and Stephen Jones. In both 1996 and 1997, the designer won t