Missy Elliott is having the best week ever.
The iconic rapper is being honored for her contributions to music at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens. Elliott joins Salt-n-Pepa as honorees, in addition to Queen Latifah who will not only be honored but is also one of the executive producers of the show that is returning after a six year hiatus.
And as if that was enough, Marc Jacobs just announced the Supa Dupa Fly rapper is the face of his Fall ’16 campaign. In a lengthy message on Instagram, Jacobs spoke about the effects Elliott’s music had on him and he also shared the first photo from the upcoming 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.
Congrats to Missy, she deserves all this and more!