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Jeremy Scott is getting a retrospective

An exhibition on fashion’s king of pop is coming to Dallas, marking his label’s 20th anniversary

For the last two decades, Jeremy Scott has injected pure, uninhibited fun into the fashion industry. His unapologetic love for pop culture has seen him present everything from roller skating Barbies to SpongeBob SquarePants sweaters to the sometimes po-faced fashion press. Now, as the designer’s own eponymous label reaches its twentieth birthday, he is getting a retrospective. 

Opening in 2017, the exhibition will be staged at Dallas Contemporary museum in America. “It’s going to be my 20th anniversary next year, so to have the Contemporary do an exhibition of my work is a very exciting and thrilling moment,” says Scott, in an interview with WWD. “It’ll have things from my entire career. We’re still figuring out exactly how we want to use the space. Right now I have the opportunity (to use all 26,000 square feet), but I’m not sure.”

Dallas may seem like a random location, but the Texan city has personal significance for Scott. “Suddenly Dallas has become a big part of my life, and now I feel like I’m part of the fabric of the community here,” says the designer, who hails from Kansas City. “There is a lot of glamour and fun, and that is nice because sometimes things can be too staid and boring. People really give a little gusto and I like that.”

It’s not the first time the city will have played host to a major fashion event – in December 2013, Chanel staged its rodeo-themed Métiers d’Art show there. The exhibition itself comes in the wake of a monograph on the designer, published by Rizzoli and, more recently, a biopic entitled The People’s Designer (2015), which was released in September of last year.

Watch a clip from Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer below: