“Who is that guy wearing the American flag as pants?” we asked our seatmate, a Wall Street Journal writer (and former Socialiterank.com founder) Valentine Uhovski. We were sitting in the middle of the room in Milk Studios, waiting for Jeremy Scott‘s legendary fashion show to begin, and we were straining to see the celebs being snapped. We kept getting distracted by this guy’s pants, though.
“That’s Cobrasnake,” Valentine replied. “He’s taking picture of Terry Richardson sitting next to Joe Jonas.”
If you’ve never seen a Jeremy Scott show, imagine the world’s best rave…which of course would take place in Tokyo. Add some nostalgic symbolism (The Simpsons, old Apple icons), a whiff of PCP, a soundtrack by Dov Charney’s former houseboy Jonny Makeup, and voila! You’re basically there. We were lucky enough to go backstage after the show to talk to Mr. Scott, who was being swarmed by fans, interviewers, and 20th Century Fox. And that’s when things got really weird.