Moschino marries the prim with the supernatural for their Fall 2018 show
With Kaia Gerber opening the show
Conspiracy theorists, have I got a show for you. This season at Moschino, Jeremy Scott tapped into three different disputed questions: Do aliens walk among us? How and why did Marilyn Monroe really die? And lastly, was Jackie O even human? The result was a collection that was ’60s inspired, with a dash of Roswell realness.
Kaia Gerber opened the show, leading the pack in an hot coral skirt suit fit for the First Lady, pillbox hat and all.
A parade of models followed, wearing similar suits, but the ladies were painted head-to-toe alien shades like orange, purple, yellow, and blue.
The body paint had two results: Firstly, it made the poppy, vibrant, and fully saturated tones of the suits, separates, and dresses brighter and better. And secondly, it gave the models an eery, otherworldly feel — a stark contrast to the straight and earthbound realities of wearing clothes at all, especially ones tailored so expertly. Ever playful, Scott was surely teasing the corners-of-the-internet theory that Jackie O. may have actually been an alien. Also worth mentioning? It wasn’t the first time this season we’ve seen special effects play so prominently, perhaps signaling a turn away from the minimalist aesthetic of austerity. At Gucci, models carried both baby dragons and realistic casts of their own heads.
From the supernatural ’60s, Scott ventured further into Old Hollywood territory, heavy on the glitz and glam. Whether you’re a Jackie or a Marilyn, with a glittery and energetic offering of mini dresses, jumpsuits, and gowns, Moschino put forth plenty of options for both.
FROM: ELLE US