Vanessa Hudgens and Serayah McNeill didn’t even wait until the end of Jeremy Scott’s runway show for Moschino on Friday night to start the after party. The musically minded ingénues — Hudgens got her start with “High School Musical,” McNeill on “Empire” — shimmied as they sat in their front-row seats to the house music pulsating under the gigantic white tent erected on the roof of a parking lot at L.A. Live.
They were having such a good time that Chanel Iman cracked a smile under her floppy hat when she strutted in front of them on the runway.
After the show, the pair could hardly contain their exuberance for Scott’s designs, which mixed a little Nineties with some Sixties and Seventies and a lot of bare skin for the women’s resort collection and the men’s spring lineup. “I loved it,” Hudgens said. “Amazing,” McNeill added.
“It was like Madonna’s ‘Sex’ book met Lady Miss Kier,” said Liz Goldwyn, resembling Cinderella who met an android in a minty green evening gown trimmed with metallic panels by Moschino. She was treated like royalty. Setting her eyes on Goldwyn, Soko shouted, “Holy s–t! The queen.”
Scott’s creations moved Skyler Samuels to confess: “I want rainbow knits all summer.”
For Justice Smith, who admitted to liking “more traditional, conservative stuff,” he got a chance to step out of his comfort zone with a black-and-white printed moto jacket from Moschino. “I feel really punk rock in it,” he said.
What’s more, the men’s getups he saw on the runway would work perfectly for his current role as a poet-turned-rapper named Ezekiel in “The Get Down,” a Seventies hip-hop drama that Baz Luhrmann is directing for Netflix. “Our generation is reflecting the Seventies, which is awesome,” he said.
His generation was also up to hijinks at the after party. While a newborn decked out in a white jacket and dress by Moschino slept snugly in a pram, Smith’s peers were turning Scott’s set — a sort of prehistoric jungle bouncy house on acid — into their playground. They volleyed giant balloons into the air and did belly flops on the enormous inflatable flowers.
“I just wanted an exotic garden, fun crazy party something,” Scott said.
Most of the celebrities at the runway show — including Katy Perry, Caitlyn Jenner, Candis Cayne, Jhene Aiko, Big Sean, Colton Haynes, Christina Milian and Amber Rose — didn’t stick around long for the after party. Less star-gawking meant more dancing. While the DJ spun hits like “Groove Is in the Heart” and “Gonna Make You Sweat,” the Millennials jumped around and thrashed their heads.
“Who doesn’t love house music?” Scott said, pausing from an hour-plus meet-and-greet with fans, who swarmed him for selfies.
Soo Joo Park certainly does. After walking the runway, she changed into red snakeskin pants, a black racer-back tank and bejeweled flat sandals to do her version of twerking with a Chanel backpack. “I’m a child of the Nineties,” she said. “I’m so glad it’s making a comeback.”
Rosson Crow was so into the beat that she didn’t realize she was quite a sight in matching her pink suit and purse (both by Moschino, of course) with her cherry-topped cocktail. “I got it back there,” said the painter, taking a break from dancing with platinum blonde twins dressed like biker chicks. “I don’t even know what it is.”