NEW YORK (AP) — If you think your wardrobe for next spring is complete, think again. You may have floral prints galore in your closet, but who couldn't use a slew of bright metallic machine guns hanging from a nice black tank top?
Yep, machine guns. Jeremy Scott, the happily outrageous bad boy of fashion, did not disappoint his fans at his Spring/Summer 2013 preview on Wednesday.
And they were a lively bunch: The packed show at Milk Studios on Manhattan's far west side included Paris Hilton, Tyra Banks, Adam Lambert and the Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte.
To explain the gun imagery, one should know that the show was loosely based on the Arab Spring. But as always with Scott, the Missouri-born designer who made his name with unique and outrageous shows in Paris and has become a celebrity darling since then, it was quite a mix.
"I kept hearing about the Arab Spring in the news," he said backstage. "I wanted to use it — the desert, the colors. But also I wanted to mix some elements of Harlem in there too. And there was an element of Rihanna, whom I've dressed."
There was a lot of black and a lot of gold, though a sky blue also appeared in the form of snakeskin leather — for the ladies, in a pencil skirt, a two piece-swimsuit paired with thigh-high boots, a baseball-type shirt (with only high boots but no bottoms) and baseball cap; for the guys, in skintight pants with matching bomber jacket.