Jeremy Scott is often in good company. Well, in celebrity company. The designer is a master in the game of designer-celebrity relations, amassing over the last few years quite a clique of one-name superfans – Katy and Miley and Rita and Gaga, not to mention Gigi and Bella, who book-ended his show on Monday.
When the designer scheduled the premiere of his much-anticipated documentary “Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer” in the thick of fashion week, it was all but assumed that his superstar friends would come. On the red carpet on Tuesday, Scott said, “I want my clothes to live and for people to have a fun time in them and dance and party.”
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That had been the plan. Perhaps it was fashion week party ennui — though, does Miley ever get partied out? — but most of the entertainers who make cameos in the doc didn’t make it out to the movie screening at the Paris Theater nor the subsequent after party at Provocateur. Miley’s girlfriend Stella Maxwell did show up, as did the Hilton sisters, and there was a late-night appearance from newsboy-capped crusader Leonardo DiCaprio. But looking around the room around midnight, one editor captured the sentiment: “Where is everybody?”
Meanwhile, around midnight on the roof of The Jane hotel, Kate and Laura Mulleavy had Justin Theroux, Tavi Gevinson and Petra Collins at their after party. Miguel hovered near the bar, friendly but not quite in his right mind for an interview — or so he said. Even the designers were fairly tight-lipped. “I’m tired,” said Kate, echoing the thoughts of fashion editors everywhere.
The question bears repeating as the week draws to a close: how has it been for everybody?
At Kenneth Cole’s store opening on the corner of Bowery and Bond Street, Alan Cumming observed his fashion week has been low-key, by choice: “It’s kind of nice to sit back and look at the madness.”
But leave it to Amy Schumer to walk away with the perfect crack to sum up the week. Sitting in Narciso Rodriguez’ front row, she said, “It’s a really good time of the year to support all your friends and also lose all of your self-esteem.”