Missy Elliott is well known for her street-style flair, so does this come as a surprise or a perfect marriage joining together? Marc Jacobs posted Elliot on his Instagram praising his new muse, for the Fall 2016 campaign. Elliot, can be seen sending galactic-goth vibes in the David Sims captured ad.
MISSY, Supa Dupa Fly From the moment I heard, The Rain, back in 1997, I was entranced by the genius rhythms and brilliant rhymes of Missy Elliott. Missy’s music has kept me and my design team happily energized through countless weekdays, weeknights and weekends during those long hours of sketching, fitting, styling and doing looks. In addition to the boundless energy of her music are the visually pulsating and wildly cartoon-like music videos she made in collaboration with the talented and visionary, Hype Williams. I am in continued awe of Missy’s ability to push the boundaries of the style of music both to the eye and to the ear. It was a dream of mine to work with her and I'm happy to share this portrait by David Sims for our Fall '16 campaign.
The mega producer/artist was selected due to her multitude of jamz and eccentric personal style that has inspired the Marc Jacobs brand. Jacob mentions in his post that…
“Missy’s music has kept me and my design team happily energized through countless weekdays, weeknights and weekends during those long hours of sketching, fitting, styling and doing looks … I am in continued awe of Missy’s ability to push the boundaries of the style of music both to the eye and to the ear.”
Missy has not only encouraged individuality, and creativity, but she has developed a style for music visuals that is untouchable. Her method has a way of inspiring artist in any realm. Vibrant custom suits, playful Adidas track suits, fly shades, and large hoops are simply staple pieces for the iconic star. She set the trend for sporty, innovative looks that has walked many of red carpets and music videos.
Most famously known for her break-out hit “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly),” Missy has maintain the title, as the only female rapper to have all six albums reach RIAA platinum certified or better. In the video, Hype Williams displayed stills of Elliot rocking spiked shades, a popping finger-wave for days, and inflated trash bags. Since then Missy has been featured on several tracks, and produced records for some of the world’s largest artist. As true star, she created her own space in a male-dominated industry.
Next you can catch her on VH1’s Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens, where the show will highlight Elliot, Queen Latifah, Salt-n-Pepa and a few others success in the industry. Tune in on July 11, 9PM EST to VH1.