Jeremy Scott goes Deco on the SS Normandie
Avant-garde designer Jeremy Scott is no stranger to collaboration, having teamed up with designers including Christian Louboutin, Longchamp, and Adidas. In spite of all these amazing partnerships, we're most excited for his upcoming work with a ship, or the original 1930s floating palace rather. Scott has designed a limited edition T-shirt to celebrate the upcoming revival of the SS Normandie, the original 1930s floating palace, through a new show entitled DECODENCE at Manhattan's South Street Seaport Museum. As both the Art Deco movement and Jeremy Scott's revoutionary fashion line are defined by ornate motifs and structural geometry, it's easy to see why the transatlantic designer was first approached to participate in the show. Both the movement and the designer embody the spirit of living glamor.
On his soon-to-be iconic design, Scott told Luxist: "I just tried to imagine getting a peek at one of the glamorous passengers as she was off to dinner. She stopped to look out one of the portholes to catch a final glimpse of Manhattan as the Normandie set sail." The shirt is set to become the perfect accessory this season, whether you're on a ship or not, it's just in time as a slew of naval-inspired collections make their way down the runway. "As for Art Deco," says Scott, "I've always loved the lines, the modernity, and the sensuality. Art Deco has a playful yet over the top quality, which I have a definite kinship with!"
In the same spirit of exaggerated playfulness, the king of Art Deco jewelry, Lalique has designed a special edition Cabochon ring just for the occasion. The handcrafted glass ring is one of the most stunning examples of modern jewelry we've come across, remarkable for its smooth contours and opulent hues. Originally designed in 1931, the updated ring is as classy and fun as ever. Available in three colors for the show, Cap Ferrat, Sapphire, and Rouge l'or, the limited edition series is marked with a special commemorative engraving.
The DECODENCE Exhibition provides visitors with a unique glimpse into this storied Deco history. Come view the original interior furnishings, exclusive passenger photographs, video, uniforms, fashion accessories, and more. With the arrival of DECODENCE, the South Street Seaport is guaranteed to be a hot destination over the next year, so book your tickets early.
The exhibition T-Shirt and Ring are available starting February 15. Call the Museum Store at 212-748-8733 to order.
Open February 25, 2010 through January 2011
Southstreet Seaport Museum
12 Fulton Street, NYC