Ren And Stimpy Make Their Fashion Week Debut

Jeremy Scott's cartoon creation was a runaway runway hit

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Feb 16, 2016 at 10:01 AM ET

Jeremy Scott is fashion’s reigning king of fun, often peppering his collections with references to all manner of pop culture icons. While his fall 2013 collection drew the ire of skaters and a lawsuit for copying the work of artist Jim Phillips, everyone loved the riffs on Ren and Stimpy that he showed yesterday in New York.

Fans of Scott’s latest work included Nickelodeon, Ren and Stimpy’s basic cable home, who posted his designs to the company’s Instagram account. The image racked up more than 9,000 likes, making it the most popular dress from day five of New York Fashion Week.

The rest of Scott’s collection was equally entertaining, with the designer parading cow prints, leather-patched denim, micro miniskirts, and cowboy boots down the runway to the delight of a packed house. Scott’s genius—and enduring appeal—is rooted in his ability to prove time and again that fashion needn’t sacrifice sophistication for a sense of joy, a design philosophy that’s made him an icon at New York Fashion Week and in the larger world.

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