Debut video: "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles.
First video declined: Neil Young’s "This Note’s for You," 1988, which poked fun at rock stars who endorsed products. (It later won a VMA.)
Group with most videos on TRL: ’NSYNC.
Band that the NYPD feared would cause riots with its appearance on TRL: Backstreet Boys.
First fashion segment: "Addicted to Style" airs June 9, 1986 during MTV News. Shown four times a day with highlights on street fashion and interviews with celebrities and designers like Vivienne Westwood.
Models who’ve hosted "House of Style": Cindy Crawford, Shalom Harlow, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Amber Valetta, Daisy Fuentes, and Molly Simms.
Year MTV’s licensed line of clothing and accessories launched: 1990
First VMA hosts: Dan Ackroyd and Bette Midler, 1984.
Value of VMA gift trunk: $18,500
Weight of gift trunk, which is shrink wrapped with Peter Max original artwork: 200 pounds
Number of companies putting their goodies in the trunk: 143
Designers and retailers with their products in gift trunk include: Aeropostale, Anna Sui, Anne Klein New York, Baby Phat, Buz Jones, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Club Monaco, Danier Leather, Fila, Fossil, J. Lo, Michele Marcombe, Prada, Sean John, Sergio Valente and The Sak.
Number of products in beauty brand OSIS’s red backpack for winners and presenters: 16
In honor the @CFDA’s announcement of @iamnaomicampbell receiving the Fashion Icon Award at the 2018 #CFDAAwards, which will take place on June 4, here’s a #tbt of the supermodel on @michaelkors’ runway in 1991. #wwdfashion #wwdarchive (📷: George Chinsee)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech during @sxsw for @createcultivate in partnership with @fossil. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.