Inspirational Quotes from Jeremy Scott

I think one thing I’ve learned over the years is just that you’re not going to ever please everyone, and the most important person to please is yourself.

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I went to Paris to learn and absorb some of the amazing ambience I was enamored with growing up in Kansas City. I didn’t go there to start my own collection. But I never could get an internship, so finally, I was left with just doing my own show.

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I look at myself like a farmer, harvesting my wares and taking them to the market, and then I go back and do it again.

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I want my clothes to have a life and then end up in a secondhand store, where some cool girl discovers them 20 years later. If the runway or red carpet is the only life clothes have, it’s sad.

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Fashion should have a transgressive nature; it can make you feel like someone else, give you heightened emotion. It should bring you joy and uplift you.

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I think when people think of something as basic, they think that it’s boring.

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I’m a populist. I’m the people’s designer… It’s important that there are price points that allow people in who maybe don’t have the ability to have higher-ticket items – but they can still have something very emblematic of the collection.

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Music and fashion combined make such a lethal weapon in my opinion.

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There have been a lot of challenges, but I’m still standing on my own, and it’s quite an achievement knowing that I own my own business and created my own success through hard work and vision.

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You don’t have to be born wealthy and have an aristocratic last name or have connections or all these things. If you have a dream, you can believe in something and work hard and struggle and fight for it and still have a chance to succeed.

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I always grew up watching things transform, and a lot of that was what we would call trash.

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I follow my inspiration to wherever it goes. I do want the fans to feel the fun and excitement about it, and I like for people to be able to make their own interpretations about my work.

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I’m an introverted extrovert. My job sets me apart, but I’m not hammy and don’t need attention.

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There’s a lot of fashion that I don’t respond to and I just walk on. I always look for things that make me happy, and in my work, all I’m doing is trying to convey that joy. Fashion should always be fun.

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Designers have a reputation for setting the tone for what people – and especially women – are supposed to wear. How long their skirts should be, things like that. I have a different philosophy: put something out there with humour; let people see that and come around to it on their own.

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When I design, I always pull from things that are significant to me. In my work, I search for happiness and then try to convey that joy in the clothes.

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I was in heaven when I saw Taraji P. Henson wearing Moschino!

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A lot of my collections are informed by nostalgia. I think that’s because I loved clothes early on. I remember, at maybe age five, being concerned about what I wore, right down to the underwear.

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I love MTV, and I love the VMAs. There’s no award show like it. It really is the coolest award show, hands down.

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One thing I have that the majority of other designers don’t is humor. That’s distinctly my approach, and it was distinctly Franco Moschino’s, too.

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I don’t really shop unless it’s thrift.

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When I had no place to live and I had no place to sleep – and I did sleep in the Metro – I held steadfast to the fact that I had a dream, a reason why I’m doing this… that it was bigger than this moment.

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Sometimes when I’m just really relaxed, that’s also a creative time for me, because that’s when my mind is more open because I’m not worried or thinking or being very analytical.

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I’m a very normal person with a very even keel.

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There are so many serious things in the world; I just choose not to be one of them.

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I’m not anti-intellectual, but primarily, I try to feel things. Emotions aren’t always rational; it’s not possible to put them into words.

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I’ve met people with my prints tattooed on them, my face tattooed on them – I have that commitment and love.

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I get love from fans in a big enough dosage that it acts as a shield, and I would not sacrifice that love in order to please the industry.

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I know that my image and my clothing and my output are very colorful and can be arresting and startling in some respects. That is the nature of my work, but I am a simple farm boy, and I am very calm by nature.

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I have lots of muses, but one of my main girls is Cara Delevingne. She epitomises the way to wear my clothes. I love how she mixes up her style and the way she has so much fun. I simply adore her.

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I think fashion takes itself way too seriously. It’s just fashion, people. It’s just clothes. It should be frivolous and fun. You’re not meant to see it as church and pray to a blouse.

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I feel my role is to push boundaries. I don’t like things to be safe and sedentary. So controversy is the cross I have to bear.

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I’m never going to be inspired by some obscure film, which isn’t to say I don’t enjoy that sort of thing. I just want to share my work with everyone.

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I like to think of my work and the way people approach it in the same way people approach a Lichtenstein painting. You can write a one-hundred-page dissertation about why he used comics. Or it could be like, ‘This is cute!’

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I fell in love with L.A. To me, it is the most quintessentially American city.

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I like the mix of something farmlike and something futuristic and artsy mixed together. It’s kind of both my worlds.

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I was Hillary in ’08. I love Obama, but I was Hillary first, so I was happy to be back there with her again.

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Posterity is something I’m a big fan of because that’s how you leave your legacy. Not to sound pompous, but just to be truthful.

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I was born dirt-poor with barely a stitch on my back, and no name or prestige attached to me, and no real clout or connections.

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I ultimately do still feel like an outsider, and I do feel, actually, I’m more in the world of music because of how much I participate with musicians – in all aspects, not just clothes.

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For me, actresses are constantly chameleons, and so they are taking a backseat to their own personality. I don’t feel like we’re trying to show off their personality as much as let them be a blank slate. It’s precisely the reason why I dress more musicians than I do actresses.

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I’m very organic in nature with my creativity. It just kind of wraps around me, or it’s a moment I have, a click of inspiration. It’s never calculated.

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With the clothes I design, I think about my friends, how I’d want them to dress, what I’d want them to wear.

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Being pure in my voice has always served me the best. Anytime I’ve tried to hide my light under a bushel, it’s never done me any good.

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My story is the American Dream, a hundred percent.

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When I was born, my family was so poor that there was no money to buy food. So the church bought groceries for us – there wasn’t any kind of privilege.

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Fashion is an ultimate luxury – I mean, you don’t need it – so it should bring you pleasure and make you happy. I don’t like the idea of people revering it.

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I think Barbie and I are very similar in many respects. That’s why she made such a great muse for the summer Moschino collection.

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I don’t do many social events in the fashion industry. Instead, I go to things like the MTV awards because that’s where I fit in – wearing a yellow tuxedo and no shirt on a red carpet.

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I’d be a pop star. Although, I was once sat front row at a Rihanna concert when she came down to the audience and sat on my lap, pointed the microphone towards my mouth, and I couldn’t sing a line.

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Night in. I’m really kind of a homebody.

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An Isaac Mizrahi fashion-show ticket signed by Steven Meisel. I rushed up to Meisel at the end of the show and asked him to autograph the card that had his name and seating assignment on it. It was an incredible moment when he shot the autumn/winter 2014 Moschino campaign.

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