MTV’s Moonman is getting a makeover in preparation for the 2015 Video Music Awards.
Each year, MTV aims to keep their legendary statue looking current, and this year is no exception. The network partnered with fashion designer Jeremy Scott to revamp their Moonman statue, which has been handed out since 1984 as part of MTV’s “long-standing history of bridging the gap between the world of fashion and music,” Entertain This reports.
— MTV News (@MTVNews) August 17, 2015
“From the distinct color of the TV color bars, to the peace sign necklace, to Jeremy’s signature sneakers, the redesign of statue is part of MTV’s long-standing history of bridging the gap between the world of fashion and music,” the network wrote when announcing the MTV Moonman’s makeover.
While the basic shape of the statue remains the same, with an astronaut holding a flag, the new look features multiple colors and a peace sign hanging around the astronaut’s neck. The flag also has a new look, with the pattern looking similar to the old-fashioned television test screen, which Variety reports is a “reference the past way of watching TV as we continue to move into an age of digital consumption.”
— MTV (@MTV) August 17, 2015
This is the second time that MTV’s Moonman has received a makeover. KAWS redesigned the spaceman in 2013. Currently, MTV has no plans to redesign the statue again.
The MTV Video Music Awards will air live at 9 p.m. on August 30. Miley Cyrus, who made headlines at the same awards show two years ago, will serve as this year’s host.
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