Photography by Ryan Pfluger at his office in West Hollywood on August 20, 2015. Groomer: Sharon Gault.
In 2013, Jeremy Scott took the reins of the Italian couture house Moschino, his biggest challenge yet. Since then, his name has been on every fashionista’s lips: Scott dressed Katy Perry for her Super Bowl halftime performance; outfitted Miley Cyrus for the VMAs; was the subject of a documentary, Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer, about his Missouri upbringing; and even managed to get Empire’s Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) to flaunt his looks when the show returned this fall. His battle horse for 2016? Politics, possibly. “I’m shocked by the perpetuation of bigotry and hate by the majority of the Republican Party,” Scott says. “They support criminals like Kim Davis and tout them as holier-than-thou. Now we need a gay president!”