It is no secret that the worlds of Marc Jacobs and music are inextricably linked.

From runways shows featuring Lady Gaga or a marching band playing Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit to front rows with Cardi B and Nicki Minaj and ad campaigns with Missy Elliott and Cher, Jacobs often taps into the cultural moment through the lens of music.

Today, MTV, in partnership with the CFDA, announced that Jacobs is receiving the MTV Fashion Trailblazer Award at the 2019 Video Music Awards on August 26. The award will honor Jacobs’ indelile impact in music – and that’s not all.  Jacobs and his design team are also collaborating with MTV on a multi-media red carpet activation with a dedicated photographer – an experience that’s sure to go viral!


Mellissa Miller