When Jeremy Scott toured the Met Gala press preview of this year’s exhibit yesterday in New York, it was without exuberant fanfare. In fact, you could possibly mistake the avant-garde American designer for a low-key fashion editor, slowly perusing the garish, kitschy and impactful installations of Moschino.
According to all reports, Scott’s mood at the exhibit was the exact mood of his guests at his Met Gala after-party. As famously lurid and brash as the designer may be, his party was anything but, fashion-goers told Page Six. Labelled a “disaster” and a “debacle”, the party at the Playboy Club was up against the celebrity-filled official Met Gala after party at The Standard’s rooftop, the Gucci party at Hunter College and Kim Kardashian and Serena Williams’ party at Up & Down Bar.
Christian Combs (Diddy’s son) was allegedly meant to perform but called it off when there was only a handful of people to perform to. But insiders have refuted the claims, saying the party was always meant to be a “tightknit” party for “friends and family” with a guest list of 400 people – of which 347 reportedly showed up.
Katy Perry was one of them who turned up at the event as a cheeseburger. “Katy so genuinely speaks my language, not only on a visual and creative level, but on a human level,” Scott explained. “She really is someone I admire as a friend, as an artist, as a performer and as a human. I’ve been so thrilled to be a part of her journey.”
“When this camp-themed exhibition was announced, [Katy] was like, ‘Oh my God, can you believe it? It’s all about you!’” Scott continued. “And frankly, there probably isn’t a performer in pop history that’s used camp and humour more than she has. I have guesses at what people expect from us, but I’m trying to outdo those expectations. It’s going to be an eleganza extravaganza.“
Those expectations were more than met when Perry turned up on the carpet in a chandelier. Pity the party wasn’t quite as grand.