Fortune Favors the Bold

Moschino takes game show culture for a spin.

Photograph by Philippe Jarrigeon; Styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele. Hair by Odile Gilbert at Exposure; Makeup by Mayumi Oda at Calliste Agency; Manicure by Typhaine Kersual at Artists Unit; Model: Jana Julius at Storm; Casting by Nicola Kast at Webber; Set design by Giovanna Martial at ArtList Paris; Photography assistants: Corentin Thevenet, Pauline Scotto di Cesare; Digital technician: Antoine Bernard at Imag’in; Retouching: Imag’in; Fashion assistant: Antoine Paoli; Set assistant: Alexis Parrenin; Hair assistant; Fanny Fraslin.

Jeremy Scott’s fall 2001 show, a campy homage to game show culture complete with dresses in a fake-dollar-bill pattern stamped with Scott’s face, instantly endeared the then-mulleted wunderkind to the fashion world—as well as to the producers of Wheel of Fortune. They say you should never meet your idols, but later that year Scott did just that when he was invited to dress Vanna White for a week in looks from his collection. “They really got it,” he subsequently told the Los Angeles Times. Well, whether it’s television or fashion, we all love a reboot, and nearly two decades later, Scott obliged with a Moschino show that could have been art directed by Pat Sajak or Bob Barker. Presenters teased shiny prizes, including a cherry-red Ferrari on a revolving stage, while models paraded in fake-money-printed trenchcoats, crystal-embellished dresses endorsing laundry detergent, and a giant kimono covered with imagery of TV-dinner menu choices. A signature Scott ­collection, it was pure fun and fantasy—everyone, for once, came out a winner.