History has proven, that the minute Jeremy Scott’s designs are brought to life on the runway, they are often shocking and a bit beyond belief. Notwithstanding his popular designs worn by celebrities like Madonna, Kanye West and countless others — he never ceases to amaze the fashion world. According to NYMag, “Started in 1997, Jeremy Scott’s eponymous line is an example of lowbrow culture transformed into high art. Often more conceptual than wearable, the designs change drastically every season with the evolution of Scott’s whimsy. Clam-shaped dresses and one-legged pants are just two of the most notorious items from this line.”
What did “Scott’s whimsy” bring to the fabulous runway of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Milk Studios this year? For the Spring 2011 runway show, Jeremy Scott, made public his latest artistic vision — prosciutto apparel. Models traipsed down the length of the catwalk in various garments constructed entirely from fake meat. One model was seen sporting a fashionable bra top, paired with a long fitted skirt and off-white boots, while another featured creation was an entire dress made of the fake prosciutto.
Of course, this new rare form of runway fashion comes on the heels of Lady Gaga’s attention-grabbing real meat dress at the VMAs, designed by Franc Fernandez. The latest trend of designing garments from actual butcher’s meat and even fake meat leaves one pondering — what could possibly be coming next in the fashion world?
While Gaga’s VMA fashion statement appeared to disgust a fair amount of people — specifically vegans — Scott’s creation seemed less objectionable. Beyond the fake prosciutto garments, Jeremy Scott’s show included garbage bag dresses and a straightjacket wedding dress. The show received a standing ovation and rave reviews, but will the entire Spring 2011 ready-to-wear collection work for most members of the general public? Not so much — although we did see a few noteworthy ideas for Halloween.
Check out the entire Jeremy Scott collection on Style.com.