For the Moschino Resort 2022 collection, the designer returns to a favorite, familiar source of inspiration: old Hollywood.
“I wanted to take the excitement, the glamour and the whimsy of all the old Hollywood musicals and use them as a vehicle to show this collection,” he said, in a statement. “Few things make me happier than when style and cinema collide.”
For Scott, life is a musical, or at least it should be. After last season’s museum spectacular, Jungle Red, he wanted to work more with Karen Elson. Following Radio Redhead, Vol. 1, the cover album she released in December, she had asked Scott what covers he thought she should record for a potential volume two. Those conversations inspired Lightning Strikes, the all-American tribute to classic musicals that framed the Moschino resort and men’s collections, and culminated in a performance of the original song of the same title, which Elson recorded for an upcoming record of her own material.
The film, which was shot on the Universal Studios lot, stars Elson as a waitress, who dreams herself away from the hustle and bustle of her diner shift, with patrons, cooks, and fellow waitresses transforming into her backup dancers. She sings a cover of Chic’s “Everybody Dance” before she hits the street to an interpretation of “Funkytown,” and finally makes it to a theater where a pinball-themed performance crescendos into a music video for “Lightning Strikes.” “And then it was all a dream, like any good Hollywood movie!” Scott said.