Jeremy Scott Is Getting a Retrospective, Here's What Should Be Included

The exhibit will open in 2017.

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Next year will mark 20 years since Jeremy Scott first introduced his playful pop culture-inspired designs with the launch of his eponymous label. Since then, we've seen the Missouri-born designer apply his vibrant aesthetic to everything from adidas sneakers to the MTV "Moonman" statue, and on a larger scale, Moschino, where he took over as creative director in 2013.

To mark the milestone and highlight Scott's impressive career, the designer will be getting his own retrospective in Texas. The exhibition, which will showcase two decades of Scott's work, will open at the Dallas Contemporary Museum in 2017.

“It’ll have things from my entire career. We’re still figuring out exactly how we want to use the space. Right now I have the opportunity (to use all 26,000 square feet), but I’m not sure,” Scott told WWD.

With such an extensive body of work it would be hard to narrow down just what to put in the exhibit, but below are some things we think should be included. 


After graduating from the Pratt School of Design in 1996, Scott moved to Paris in hopes of getting an internship. When his search for work was unsuccessful, Scott decided to make a collection himself. He presented the first show for his label in 1997 at Paris Fashion Week. The show, which had a car crash theme, was held in bar near Bastille and put him on the map as a designer to watch.


For Moschino's Fall 2014 Ready-to-Wear show, Scott brought America's favorite fast-food chain to the runway. The couture Ronald McDonald look has become an iconic moment for Scott, who had just recently taken the helm at the Italian fashion house. 


In 2015, Scott was chosen to give MTV's "Moonman" statue a redesign. Of course, he added his own flair with a giant peace sign necklace and a pair of his winged adidas sneakers. He was also the first-ever designer to give the VMA red carpet a makeover.


Jeremy Scott's collaboration with adidas made him one of the hottest sneakers designers in the game. With early co-signs from rappers like Lil Wayne, Scott's over-the-top footwear quickly gained him mass appeal. 


For Spring/Summer 2015, Jeremy Scott partnered with Miley Cyrus to debut the singer's artwork on the runway. The colorful "Dirty Hippie" collection featured sculptures and accessories made by his close friend. Scott once called Cyrus his "spirit animal," so it only makes sense to feature some of the work they did together.

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