I’m generally super on-board with anything Moschino puts out. I thought Jeremy Scott‘s Nintendo-themed capsule collection was adorable, I love the fact that his newest fragrance is bottled in what looks like a Windex bottle, and I think his designs are exactly the kind of visually-interesting, comic relief the fashion industry needs. But his most recent show for Milan Fashion Week has left me, well, concerned. While some models showed off some relatively par-for-the-course Moschino pieces, others looked like they’d just escaped a fire (and not in a cute way), and one walked out with a literal chandelier draped over her. Um, Jeremy, you okay, bb? You need someone to talk to? You know I’m always here if you need me.
The more I look at the photos, the more I get the sense that a lot of the more extravagant pieces very much fall in line with a “fairy tales gone wrong” theme, though the dissonance between those pieces and what can only be described as Moschino’s take on a biker gang doesn’t entirely make sense to me.
Take this yellow gown, for instance:
If I didn’t know any better, I would assume that this is a burnt version of Belle’s dress from Beauty and the Beast.
This one, though, I can’t really place. And frankly, I’m not really sure what kind of statement Scott was trying to make. Obviously, most his clothes are not intended for the ready-to-wear circuit (though, shockingly this is his Ready-To-Wear Collection, and I LITERALLY DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO) and I understand that. But what will this dress do once it’s done being shown? Sit in the Moschino showroom, collecting dust?
Same goes for this one. I’ll give him this: the construction on this dress is absolutely beautiful, and if it wasn’t singed so heavily, I could easily see someone edgier rocking this on an awards show red carpet.
But then things took a turn for the really insane: Moschino actually presented SMOKING DRESSES:
I AM DEEPLY CONCERNED THAT THIS WOMAN IS ON FIRE. Maybe the model with lit cigarettes for earrings has something to do with it:
Y’all, this was just a weird show. There’s nothing else I can really say. I leave you all with a woman wearing a chandelier, because really, what else can I do?
(Photos: Getty Images)