It’s been a big year for iconic fashion designer Marc Jacobs. Not only did he launch a new line and learn how to drive, now he’s winning a major award. Announced today, MTV and the CFDA are recognizing Jacobs’s cultural impact, naming him the very first recipient of the MTV Fashion Trailblazer Award, which will be given to him at the forthcoming MTV Video Music Awards on August 26.
With a career spanning three decades, Jacobs has always played a major role in the music world. From tapping Missy Elliott for his Fall 2016 ad campaign to dressing famed artists like Cardi B for her “I Like It” music video and Lady Gaga on several different occasions, the fashion designer is truly deserving of such a high honor.
Plus, music has always been integral to the designer’s work. In fact, Jacobs, who utilized an updated vintage MTV logo on sweatshirts in his Spring 2017 Resort collection, told Vogue, “I’ve always been seduced to learn about different bands or different music by the way they look.”
According to an MTV press release, MTV will work with the designer’s team on a multimedia activation at the VMAs in honor of his creative vision. Naturally, we can’t wait to see what the installation will look like, and what Jacobs will wear to accept the big award (all of @tvstyle is secretly hoping he will break out the orange bucket hat from his driving video again!).
Originally Appeared on Teen Vogue