It was never going to be low key classic Cruise offering given all the ingredients: brilliantly eccentric designer Jeremy Scott, his megastar BFFs, the Los Angeles setting and carte blanche from brand bosses to do carry on his crazy cartoon-like creative tangent.

But what no-one counted on was that the models in Moschino’s combined Resort 2017 and Menswear Spring 2017 show would be what everyone buzzed about most afterwards – no small feat given the trippy psychedelic theme that saw grown men wearing neon lace suits and barely there speedos, women in crochet knitted flare and acid-era platforms, and kitschy cartoon animal motifs so blindingly bright they should come with a health warning. 

Candice Cayne, Caitlyn Jenner and Katie Perry sparkling up the FROW
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LA-based Scott’s clearly a man not worried of being upstaged, so long as the show’s being talked about (mission accomplished). In multiple strokes of genius model casting, he achieved the almost impossible in shifting the attention away from the megastar FROW (Hello? His bestie Katy Perry next to Caitlyn Jenner in a smoking lips Moschino mini – click!) back to the runway – or more specifically, the people on it.

Trivia: members of the public could buy a ticket to the show for $55-$400. No surprise that they sold out almost instantly.

“I just wanted to make something fun,” Scott is quoted as having said backstage beforehand. “Something a little theatrical, something colourful and upbeat and bright, that my SoulCycle instructor, and neighbours, and the pop stars who I adore, who are also my neighbours, could come and see together.”

Here’s 5 reasons we’d like to thank Jez Scott for letting his models steal the limelight…

1. Anwar Hadid made his official runway debut

The Hadid Trinity. Anwar (centre) catches up to sisters Gigi (left) and Bella (right) who’ve also worked Moschino catwalks (pictured here)
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2. So did Presley Gerber – while his whole super-fam watched on

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Presley Gerber and Anwar Hadid, flanking Camilla Marrone were the show’s catwalk Freshmen
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Presley backstage with dad Rande and mom Cindy, sorry – no – that’s his sister Kaia. (Soz, hard to tell these days.) Cindy was there too, probably taking this pic.
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Kaia captioned this snap of Presley (resplendent in orange lace and a lei) proudest sister in the world. [Sibling cutness]
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3. It was a Victoria’s Secret reunion of Angels present and past (now aka Moschino’s Muses)

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Let’s play spot the VS supermodel. Jeremy Scott is right to look pleased
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Jasmine Tookes, Taylor Hill, Romee Strijd, Alessandra Ambrosio and Sara Sampaio. Jeremy Scott summed it up when he captioned this pic: All diz beauty in one photo!!!
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4. Miranda Kerr surprised everyone by getting opening honours

js insta mirandaScott cast models who he considered good friends, which explains why elegant Miranda (not someone you’d normally associate radical pop-kitsch Moschino) walked first, and was one of the few chosen to walk  in two different outfits
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5. Jordan Barrett. Enough said

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Jordan Barrett: probably the busiest Aussie male model in the business… 
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… Not to mention one of the most popular backstage. Here, with former Beiber flame, Hailey Baldwin
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An supermodel insta-tag smorgasboard as Jeremy Scott puts final touches to his casting board
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