Jeremy Scott Snuck Street Art Into the Met

Leave it to the L.A.-based designer to make a statement at an event where many left little to the imagination

For the past two days my inbox has been flooded with images of celebs at the Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. And by now you’ve also seen them—Rihanna wrapped in California King duvet cover, a half-naked Beyonce, a barely-dressed Jennifer Lopez. Seems as if a few guests were trying to outdo each other in a who-could-bare-more-skin contest. But leave it to Jeremy Scott to make an artistic statement at an event where many left little to the imagination (except for Sarah Jessica Parker‚ that was all imagination).

I love Jeremy Scott. He’s the Jeff Koons of fashion. Last year Scott was appointed creative director of Moschino. Both the brand and the designer have a penchant for the cheeky and the irreverent. It’s a perfect match. For the Gala on Monday evening, he outfitted Madonna in a custom off-the-shoulder satin gown with personalized graffiti “rebel heart” artwork and a matching cape. Katy Perry meanwhile wore the crowing piece of his autumn/winter collection for Moschino, a radzmir bustier gown with custom graffiti. And the Moschino spray paint can bag Perry carried was a nice touch—and classic Jeremy Scott, who donned a tagged tux. We loved the contrast of his graffiti-filled ensembles at the highbrow MET Gala. Was it Scott’s fist bump to L.A. street art? We hope so.