“Why?! OMG, I cannot think of a reason why not to!” cheers Jeremy Scott, when asked why he wanted to redesign MTV’s Moonman statuette for this year’s Video Music Awards. “The mix of fashion, music, and pop culture is exactly where I can be found—[it’s] the combination of my three favorite things!”
As with all things Scott-related, the new version of the Moonman packs a punch. The design is a rainbow-hued take on the silvery original, complete with a pair of Scott’s winged Adidas sneakers in lieu of moon boots and a hefty chain sporting a peace sign around its neck. Those aren’t the only updates, either: The MTV flag is reimagined in a television test card pattern, a familiar design for Scott, who used it as a jumping-off point for his spring 2014 show. “As we are moving in a more online world where fewer people actually watch programming on televisions anymore, I wanted to take it back—way back, old-school style—to TV sets and the color test bar that would appear at the end of the night when a TV channel would sign off—if you can even imagine that today,” Scott tells Vogue.com of his inspirations.
The multicolored statuette will no doubt pair nicely with the extreme fashions VMA nominees tend to favor. That says nothing of how it will look with the night’s host, Miley Cyrus, who, we’d bet, has some Jeremy Scott or Moschino outfits planned. “The Moonman is just the beginning!” Scott reveals, adding, “I can promise that Miley will do more than her fair share in bringing the fun fashion to the awards—that much is certain!” Will she sport some of the jewelry she designed in collaboration with the designer for spring 2015? Are dancing Moschino bears going to show up? Might the return of Left Shark—who accompanied a Jeremy Scott–clad Katy Perry at the Super Bowl—be nigh? Scott’s lips are sealed on the specifics, so you’ll just have to tune in to the ceremony on August 30 to see exactly how the duo plan to up the ante at this year’s awards.
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