Did Jeremy Scott Copy This Emerging Designer in His Spring 2019 Moschino Collection? [Updated]

Left: A look from Moschino's Spring 2019 collection. Photo: Imaxtree; Right: A look from Edda Gimnes's Spring 2016 collection. Photo: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

Left: A look from Moschino’s Spring 2019 collection. Photo: Imaxtree; Right: A look from Edda Gimnes’s Spring 2016 collection. Photo: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

For both his eponymous line and Moschino, designer Jeremy Scott has referenced countless kitschy cultural touch-points: Barbie, Spongebob, Coca-Cola, “The Simpsons,” the circus, cowboys, actual trash, paper dolls, “My Little Pony” and McDonald’s have all gotten the Jeremy Scott twist. And as is his penchant, those references were often represented quite literally in his designs. Of course, it’s one thing to dress up models as fancy fast-food servers, and a very different thing to (allegedly) copy an emerging designer or artist.

Edda Gimnes, a Norwegian womenswear designer based in London, took to Instagram on Friday to accuse Moschino of taking uncredited “inspiration” from her Spring 2016 and Spring 2017 collections for the Italian house’s Spring 2019 collection, shown in Milan on Thursday. The similarities between the two collections’ “scribbled”-on dresses, hats and bags are striking to say the least. In further evidence that this was not a coincidence, Gimnes says she actually met with someone from Moschino in New York last November and showed that person, whom she does not name, all of her work, including her sketchbooks and ideas.



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