There are so many serious things in the world; I just choose not to be one of them.

Jeremy Scott

Jeremy Scott

Profession: Fashion Designer
Nationality: American

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Madonna is the ultimate pop star of all time, hands down. She wrote the playbook for it. There is no female pop star - and probably few men today, for that matter - who are not indebted to her in one way or another for her contributions to the industry.

Being pure in my voice has always served me the best. Anytime I've tried to hide my light under a bushel, it's never done me any good.

I look at myself like a farmer, harvesting my wares and taking them to the market, and then I go back and do it again.

With the clothes I design, I think about my friends, how I'd want them to dress, what I'd want them to wear.

For me, actresses are constantly chameleons, and so they are taking a backseat to their own personality. I don't feel like we're trying to show off their personality as much as let them be a blank slate. It's precisely the reason why I dress more musicians than I do actresses.

Designers have a reputation for setting the tone for what people - and especially women - are supposed to wear. How long their skirts should be, things like that. I have a different philosophy: put something out there with humour; let people see that and come around to it on their own.

I think one thing I've learned over the years is just that you're not going to ever please everyone, and the most important person to please is yourself.

I have lots of muses, but one of my main girls is Cara Delevingne. She epitomises the way to wear my clothes. I love how she mixes up her style and the way she has so much fun. I simply adore her.

I follow my inspiration to wherever it goes. I do want the fans to feel the fun and excitement about it, and I like for people to be able to make their own interpretations about my work.

I think Barbie and I are very similar in many respects. That's why she made such a great muse for the summer Moschino collection.

I feel very blessed to have such wonderful cheerleaders and champions of my work.

Posterity is something I'm a big fan of because that's how you leave your legacy. Not to sound pompous, but just to be truthful.

Sometimes people have questioned whether I was making fun of the industry or just at myself. I'm just trying to raise a smile. Clothes aren't meant to be worshipped at a church altar.

I get love from fans in a big enough dosage that it acts as a shield, and I would not sacrifice that love in order to please the industry.